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The Secret of Villa Alba 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 Secret of Villa Alba by Louise Douglas

Genre:  Murder Mystery

Tour Dates: 3rd - 9th July 2023

Publication Date: 3rd July 2023

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Standalone Novel

Types of post available: Reviews only

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1968, Sicily.  Just months after a terrible earthquake has destroyed the mountain town of Gibellina, Enzo and his wife Irene Borgata are making their way back to the family home, Villa Alba del Ciliegio, on roads overlooked by the eerie backdrop of the flattened ghost town.  When their car breaks down, Enzo leaves his young wife to go and get help, but when he returns there is no trace of Irene.  No body, no sign of a struggle, nothing.

Present Day. TV showman and true crime aficionado Milo Conti is Italy’s darling, uncovering and solving historic crimes for his legion of fans. When he turns his attention to the story of the missing Irene Borgata, accusing her husband of her murder, Enzo’s daughter Maddi asks her childhood friend, retired detective Jane Cobain, for help to prove her father’s innocence. But the tale Jane discovers is murky: mafia meetings, infidelity, mistaken identity, grief and unshakable love.  As the world slowly closes in on the claustrophobic Villa Alba del Ciliegio, and the house begins to reveal its secrets, will the Borgata family wish they’d never asked Jane to investigate? And what did happen to Enzo’s missing wife Irene?

Bestselling author Louise Douglas returns with an irresistibly compelling, intriguing and captivating tale of betrayal, love, jealousy and the secrets buried in every family history.

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About Louise Douglas

Louise Douglas is the bestselling and brilliantly reviewed author and an 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. 

3rd July

  1. Jera's Jamboree

  2. Tizi's Book Review

  3. InsomniacBookwormBookreviews

4th July

  1. bibliophileverse

  2. Being Anne

  3. Cup of Toast

5th July

  1. Rachel Brimble Romance

  2. The BookBloggingBureau

  3. loopyloulaura

6th July

  1. Sharon Beyond The Books

  2. @candygirl73reads

  3. Bookshelves and Teacups

7th July


  2. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  3. WildWritingLife

8th July

  1. calmstitchread

  2. PAJNewman

  3. Bookish Jottings

9th July

  1. Staceywh_17

  2. The Book Decoder

  3. My Reading Corner

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