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A decorated officer of the law makes a mistake that has his career derailed, sending him to the middle of now where New Zealand A townie who made it, who now is returning to her routes after realizing life on the outside wasn t what she dreamed of.A beautiful young woman, Miriama, has gone missing after jogging into the bush As the detective, Will, searches for clues with the help of Anahera, the returning townie, into Miriama s disappearance unexpected town secrets bring into question even their closes friends and neighbors Everyone always said there s no secrets in a small town That might hold true for some secrets but then there are secrets that are so dark, they were never meant to see the sunshine.A Madness of Sunshine is a mystery thriller that will chill you straight to your bones Singh pens a tale of mystery, intrigue and betrayal that will have you white knuckle reading till the wee hours of the morningand leaving you in a complete book withdraw after you are through.I received this ARC copy of A Madness of Sunshine from Penguin Publishing Group Berkley This is my honest and voluntary review A Madness of Sunshine is set for publication December 3, 2019.Nalini Singh is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guild Hunter series, which includes, most recently, Archangel s War She is also the author of the Psy Changeling novels, including Silver Silence, Ocean Light, and Wolf Rain.www.nalinisingh.comFacebook www.facebook.com AuthorNaliniSinghTwitter NaliniSinghInstagram authornalinisingh A stunning story Nalini has always been one of my favourite authors and this new direction of hers into the genre of mysteries thrillers is amazing She is a master of storytelling and this new book is no exception I love the descriptions which paint a picture and the characters are so vibrant Anahera is flawed, flawed by the betrayal of her husband which she only discovered after he died Will is flawed too, by the strength of his emotions in doing the right thing as a cop The story takes place in New Zealand, a small community called Golden Cove Will was sent there to be the only cop, partly as a punishment for just trying to save the life of an abused woman and her son, both of whom died Anahera returned to her home in Golden Cove, to attempt to come to terms with what has happened in her life I do hope Nalini continues to write thrillers and it was great to read a stand alone for a change I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own. New York Times Bestselling Author Nalini Singh Pivots In A New Direction With Her First Mainstream Thriller That Will Be Sure To Keep Readers On Their Toes Anahera Rawiri Left New Zealand At Twenty One, Fleeing Small Town Poverty And The Ghosts Of Her Childhood With No Plans To Look Back But Eight Years Later, She Returns, Seeking Familiarity As Respite From The Shattered Remains Of Her New Life And Despite The Changes Brought On By A Bump In Tourism The Shiny New Welcome Sign At The Town Line And A Decidedly Less Shiny New Police Presence Golden Cove Appears Much As It Ever Was A Small Settlement On The Savage West Coast Of The South Island, Populated By All The Remembered Faces And Set Against A Backdrop Of Lush Greenery, Jagged Cliffs, And Crashing WavesDetective Will Gallagher Knows All About Ghosts His Own Chased Him Out Of A Promising Career In Christchurch, Landing Him As The Sole Cop In A Quaint Town Where His Most Pressing Concerns Are Petty Theft And The Occasional Drunk When Golden Cove Resident Miri Hinewai Goes Out For A Run And Fails To Return, Will Finds Himself Heading Up A Missing Person S Search That Rapidly Escalates Into An Official Investigation After This Case Is Connected With Similar Ones From The Past As An Outsider, Will Begins To Rely On Anahera S Knowledge Of The Area And Its Residents To Help Him Delve Into Golden Cove S Secrets, And To Determine Whether It Shelters Something Far Dangerous Than Just An Unforgiving Landscape ARC received from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Gave this 20% and it failed to hook me and all the characters read very flat.Disappointing as I was looking forward to a good thriller set in New Zealand but oh well. Dark and twisted, Nalini Singh s A MADNESS OF SUNSHINE lays bare the very soul of a small New Zealand coastal town when the nightmares of the past collide with the horrors of the present and no one can feel safe any.Anahera is back years after leaving to follow her heart and her dreams, only to have them turn to dust and ash Will was once a decorated police officer, but one emotional mistake leads him to the backwater town of Golden Cove where the normally tranquil area is a balm to his soul.Then the unthinkable happens, a beautiful nineteen year old woman disappears and hunt is on to find her before history repeats itself and all that is left is her battered body.Nalini Singh has created an atmosphere of darkness and foreboding, mistrust and doubt as Anahera and Will become embroiled in a case that will have readers on high alert through this twisted tale Fabulous small town characters, an uncertainty of who can be trusted, as lies and deceit are uncovered, one wretched piece at a time Does evil reside in Golden Cove No one can be trusted, and Nalini Singh keeps us guessing which path this tale will take until the very end explodes with revelations that will have readers sitting back on their heels.I received a complimentary ARC edition from Berkley Publishing Group My review is honest and voluntary.Publisher Berkley December 3, 2019 Publication Date December 3, 2019Genre Crime ThrillerPrint Length 352 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow Oh my how to review this one.It was a non stop thrill ride that went all the way to the end I wanted to finish this book in one go but sleep won This story is set in New Zealand and features a strong Maori woman as the main character Mostly, it is is a small town mystery And once secrets turn up no one is safe no matter how long you have known them.I liked how Singh described the landscape It made me feel as though I was there experiencing the tension unfolding along with the characters.Give this fast paced story a go. Atmospheric, gritty, and suspenseful Full review to follow shortly. 3.75 starsI don t often read thrillers, I actually read romantic suspense than thrillers, but when I found out Nalini Singh was writing one, I just had to read it.full review to comeARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.For book recommendations, follow me on Instagram Intensely character driven and held in an arrestingly deadly setting, this is a lingering read.Writing Characters Pacing Villain s Reveal s 1 2Full disclosure I ve been a long time fan of Nalini Singh She writes some of the most well written, beautifully plotted paranormal romances in the game As in, they re worthy of SFF labels but are tragically only published as mass market paperbacks I m a hardcover girl, but I bend my rule for this queen So when I heard she was writing a mystery thriller, I was SHOOK As in, had to get a copy, was willing to beg, barter, and to get this gem And it DID NOT disappoint In fact, it s elevated my opinion so much that I hope this is just the beginning there better be A Madness of Sunshine unfolds like a tightly clenched fist in achingly slow fits and starts A young girl full of vitality, Miriama, goes out for a run one evening along the coast of Golden Cove in New Zealand She doesn t come back Will is a cop hiding from his former life as a hotshot police detective in the small town of Golden Cove Not much happens in a small town where everyone knows everyonebut several female hikers have disappeared near Golden Cove over the decades, and when Miriama goes missing, the old wounds resurface and the small town of pleasant neighbors erupts Can Will solve this current missing persons case amidst the echoes of the past Anahera left Golden Cove one year and never looked back The past only holds pain and secrets, and she s never wanted to relive it until her London husband dies suddenly and the hidden mistress comes knocking at her door Shocked at the shattering of her perfect life, she returns to Golden Cove, New Zealand, with fresh eyes and old wounds Will and Anahera come together over the disappearance of Miriama, and it s truly a character study of these two flawed characters finding solace in solving the problems of the past But, as with other Nalini Singh novels, each and every side character jumps off the page with personality and depth No one is two dimensional, and no one is overlooked This felt real I m so happy to see Singh branching out into the mystery thriller genre The mystery was tightly plotted, the villain s no spoilers here were deeply motivated, and the unfolding of the plot was extremely satisfying Don t miss this one A Madness of Sunshine comes out on December 3, 2019 Thank you to the publisher via NetGalley for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.