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The House in the Water is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The House in the Water by Victoria Darke

Genre: Historical Suspense

Tour Dates: 27th May - 2nd June 2024

Publication Date: 27th May 2024

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Standalone Novel

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Types of post available: Review Only

A secluded house. A lost notebook. A wartime secret.

1942: Young Irish nurse Ellen arrives at May Day House, tasked with helping the men there rehabilitate. But there’s something strange about the house, surrounded by water, on its own island in the Thames. And then there are the men: traumatised by their experiences of war, and subject to troubling methods in a desperate race to get them back to duty. As Ellen gets drawn into the world of May Day House, she starts to realise this will be no place to hide away from her own troubles…

2013: Philip and Meredith are the proud new owners of May Day House. Following a string of tragedies, the couple have moved to the area in search of a new start. But all is not what it seems in the riverside community. As their plans for the rundown house meet resistance from the neighbours, Meredith finds herself slowly unravelling: she hears voices on the water, sees figures where there can be no one there. When she finds an old notebook from the war, she seeks solace in the stories about the former patients of the island.

But will shadows from the past threaten her future happiness – and even her life?

Curl up with this rich and spellbinding story of love and war, perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Eve Chase and Lucinda Riley.

About Victoria Darke

Victoria began her working life as a broadcast journalist at the BBC, before moving into the freelance world. She’s worked for outlets including the Telegraph, Time Out and Al Jazeera, and spent six-years living and working in Qatar. Nowadays she balances novel writing with lecturing in journalism at Kingston University.

Victoria is the author of three novels writing as Victoria Scott - Patience, Grace and The Women Who Wouldn’t Leave. Patience, her debut, was the Booksellers’ Association Book of the Month.

Her first book for Boldwood will be a dual timeline historic suspense novel, writing as Victoria Darke. The House In The Water will be published in May 2024.

She lives on an island in the Thames with her husband and two children and a cat called Alice.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

27th May

  1. R E Loten: Muse, News and Reviews

  2. Bookish Jottings

  3. @_lozzieloves

28th May

  1. Jera's Jamboree

  2. Carla Loves To Read

  3. @rubie_reads

29th May

  1. @mrsbookburnee

  2.  @penfoldlayla

  3. @reading.with.amie

30th May

  1. Rosh's Reviews

  2. sarah_nade_you

  3. Christian Bookaholic

31st May

  1. Ginger Book Geek

  2. @arrow_reads

  3. ReadandRated

1st June

  1. annette_reads_daily

  2. Being Anne

  3. Wendyreadsbooks

2nd June

  1. @teaandbooks90

  2. Leanne bookstagram

  3. The Witchy Storyteller

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