Review - Bluethroat Morning by Jacqui Lofthouse

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Year Published: 2018
Genre: Literary; Contemporary; Mystery

Alison Bliss, celebrity model and critically acclaimed writer, walks into the sea one ‘bluethroat morning’. In death she becomes a greater icon than in life, and the Norfolk village where she lived is soon a place of pilgrimage. Six years later her husband Harry, a schoolteacher, is still haunted by her suicide and faithful to her memory. Until he meets Helen and they fall in love.
Harry and Helen’s relationship initiates a return to the scene of Alison’s death where they meet ninety-eight year old Ern Higham, and a tale is revealed that has been generations in the making. As Harry pieces together a tragic history and finally confronts his own pain, he discovers that to truly move forward, first he must understand the past ...

About the Author:
Jacqui Lofthouse is the author of four novels 'The Temple of Hymen', 'Bluethroat Morning' 'Een Stille Verdwijning' and 'The Modigliani Girl'. Her novels have sold over 100,000 copies in the UK, the USA and Europe and have been widely reviewed.
As young actor, Jacqui toured India playing Sheila in J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls'. She went on to study Drama and English at the University of Bristol and subsequently worked in radio production and media training. In 1992 she studied for her MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia under Sir Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain.
Jacqui has a PGCE in English with Drama from the Institute of Education, University of London and is also a qualified coach (CoachU, USA). She has taught creative writing in a broad variety of settings including at City University, the Cheltenham Festival, for Artemisia holidays in Tuscany, at Richmond Adult and Community College, and at Feltham Young Offenders Institution. She has also taught English and Drama in London secondary schools. Jacqui's journalism has been published in The Literary Review, The Good Book Guide, The New Writer magazine and the literary journal Set in Modern. 
In 2005, Jacqui founded The Writing Coach, a coaching and mentoring organisation for writers; she has recently co-founded Paradise Road Project, organising workshops for creative individuals. Jacqui is currently writing her first play and appeared at the Charroux Literary Festival, France in Summer 2015.

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My Take on the Book:
This book has a very steady pace to it; with things being revealed little bits at a time. There were two or three characters that quite intrigued me in this novel; and ended up giving this book a four star rating. I got an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Last Word:
This is the first novel that I've read by Jacqui Lofthouse, and due to the fact that I really enjoyed it, this is definitely not going to be the last novel I read by her.