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The Scarlet Dress 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. 

The Scarlet Dress by Louise Douglas

Genre: Book Club / Women's Fiction

Tour Dates: 18th - 24th February 2021

Publication Date: 18th February 2021

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Estimated Word Count: 93k

Standalone Novel

Types of post available: Reviews only

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Alice Lang was wearing her favourite scarlet dress when she disappeared twenty-five years ago, and her memory still casts a long shadow.

'The past was like water. Once the tide turned, you couldn't hold it back.'

In the long, hot summer of 1995, twenty-two-year-old Alice Lang rents a caravan on a holiday park on the outskirts of the lively holiday resort of Severn Sands. She befriends Marnie, a shy, damaged little girl whose father is the park's caretaker and whose mother died a few months earlier. Will, whose mother runs the bar, falls in love with Alice, and is unbearably jealous of anyone else she sees. Tensions rise until one evening Alice disappears from her caravan. She's never seen again, and only her scarlet dress is found washed up on the shore.

A quarter of a century later, the town is run down and nobody comes there anymore. Mr and Mrs deVillars, former owners of the holiday park, have passed the failing business onto their son Guy, who promptly sells the land for development. Builders clearing the land to create an expanse of executive homes uncover human bones. It has to be Alice.

Will and Marnie’s lives were entirely shaped by what happened that summer, and now Alice has been found, they must struggle to pin down their memories, to escape the secrets of the past, the lies they told and the unbearable guilt they're both carrying.

They need to find out what happened to Alice. Who killed her? And why?

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About Louise Douglas

Louise Douglas is the bestselling and brilliantly reviewed author of novels including The House By The Sea and Missing You - a RNA award winner. The Secrets Between Us was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. She lives in the West Country.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

18th February

  1. Stardust Book Reviews

  2. Jera's Jamboree

  3. @fillmoretimereading

19th February

  1. Jaffareadstoo

  2. Being Anne

  3. Karen's Book Bag

20th February

  1. Ginger Book Geek

  2. HannahLovesToRead

  3. Kim The Bookworm

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