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A complicated plot based on the historic murder of Sir Harry Oakes in Nassau when the Duke of Windsor was governor. It is 1943. Dodie, a young waitress, helps a stabbed man who dies in her hut on the beach. Then the millionaire Harry Oakes is murdered. The island is swarming with American service men and much corruption abounds. Dodie is befriended by rich Ella and the two young women get entangled in the murders. Dodie falls for an American serviceman, Ella for a policeman. Both have hard times ahead. I love this author. This is an enthralling tale but she has written better; be sure to read The Russian Concubine.

If you like Kate Furnivall you might also like to read books by Adele Geras, Rosie Thomas and Kate Mosse.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. In 1943, in the relative wartime haven of the Bahamas, two very different women are thrown together when ambition and murder threaten to tear their lives apart. When young waitress Dodie Wyatt tries to help a man stabbed in an alleyway, she brings trouble straight to her own door. Meanwhile, elegant diplomat’s wife Ella Stanford throws herself into charity work to stifle her disappointment in her marriage, until dark secrets draw her into danger. Then a powerful magnate is found dead, and Dodie and Ella must pool their resources to find the truth, and to ensure their own survival.
~ Susie Cogan


The Far Side of the Sun by Kate Furnivall

Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway. On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat's wife Ella Stanford plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into charitable work and charming her husband's powerful friends. But she has secrets to keep - and those secrets could put her life in danger. When one of the richest men in the world is found dead, these two very different women - Dodie, a shy introvert, and Ella, a confident socialite - are drawn together. With the unstable island spiralling into violence, deceit, greed and death, Dodie and Ella have only each other to rely on, as their lives are torn apart ...


Tension, intrigue and a sweet drop of romance * The Lady *

About the Author

Kate Furnivall

Kate Furnivall was born in Wales and now lives by the sea, with her husband, in the beautiful county of Devon. She has worked in publishing and television advertising. Kate’s love for all things Russian stems from her family history in pre-Revolution St Petersburg. Look out for three previous novels, The Russian Concubine, Under a Blood Red Sky and The Concubine’s Secret, also published by Sphere.

Author Photo © Max Danby.

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29th July 2014


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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


384 pages


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