From the acclaimed author of The Drago Tree comes a riveting thriller about survival, revenge and long-hidden secrets.
When local Lanzarote anti-corruption activist, Celestino, is T-boned on a lonely stretch of road, he knows the collision was no accident.
Wounded and fearing for his life, he hides in an abandoned fishing village, waiting for a chance to make it home. Meanwhile his wife, English expat Paula, is distraught. Her pursuit of answers is deflected when her neighbor, troublesome retiree Shirley Mobad, co-opts Paula on her escapades around the Canary Islands.
Paula’s search for her husband quickly descends into mayhem, danger and intrigue. Before long, she realizes she’s being followed. She needs answers, and fast.
But where is Celestino, and will he ever make it back alive?
“A Matter of Latitude simmers with danger, betrayal and treachery, drawing the reader into the island’s history of shady dealings and uneasy relationships between natives, tourists and expats… Isobel Blackthorn has crafted an atmospheric and setting-rich novel with alluring lyrical style.” – Sandi Wallace, award-winning crime fiction author
Review A matter of latitude by Fany Van Hemelen:
Not only a mystery, but a great drama about corruption set in a lovely island.
Just as the first novel Clarissa’s Warning I read by Isabel Blackthorne, I had to get used to her slowly and detailed writing style. After some time I did love the story again, because the author is not just telling a tale. In her special way she has woven some suspense in a fantastic narration about relationships, globalisation and losing people.
A big part is Paula who is devestately searching for her husband Celestino after he disappeared at the birthday party of their daughter. At some time we see Celestino struggling to survive because his passion for the anti- corruption organisation has set him and even his family on danger.
This story is thoughtful and emotional and is telling about themes like corruption, ecology and the characters have depth and as always the atmospheric setting is beautiful.
Yes, I know maybe just like me, you have to take your time to come in the book, but when I was touched I discovered a beautiful and intriguing story.
Isobel Blackthorn is a prolific novelist of original fiction across a range of genres, including psychological thrillers, gripping mysteries, captivating travel fiction and hilarious dark satire.
Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism for her ground-breaking study of the texts of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey. Her engagement with Alice Bailey’s life and works has culminated in the biographical novel, The Unlikely Occultist.
Isobel carries a lifelong passion for the Canary Islands, Spain, her former home. Many of her novels are set on the islands, including The Drago Tree, which was released in 2015 and is now in Spanish translation, Clarissa’s Warning and A Matter of Latitude. These novels are setting rich and fall into the broad genre of travel fiction, and the novels are as much stories about the islands themselves as they are straight-ahead entertainment.
Isobel has led a rich and interesting life and her stories are as diverse as her experiences, the highs and lows, and the dramas. Some of her writing is dark, like the psychological thriller, Twerk, which is based on six years of research and first-hand accounts of dancers working in what are euphemistically called gentlemen’s clubs.
A life-long campaigner for social justice, Isobel has written, protested and leant her weight to a range of issues including family violence. A Londoner originally, Isobel currently lives near Melbourne, Australia.
Titel: A matter of latitude | Auteur: Isobel Blackthorn | Uitgeverij: Independently Published | Categorie: Thrillers | Uitvoering: paperback | 290 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781790597635 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: november 2018 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 13-5-2019 | Prijs: €13,99 | Bestellen