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Quite a different read with crime and murder in the center while childhood friendships were also explored. My first foray into author Lesley Thomson gave me a glimpse into the lives of the mermaids set in Newhaven.

3 best friends who called themselves mermaids due to their love for sea and the movie drifted away until Freddie returned home. And Mags disappeared with Toni investigating a murder in town which involved one of Freddie’s brothers. Secrets roiled in their hearts while reality crashed into their lives.

My first book by this author, I was pulled slowly into the lives of the women as the pages turned and body count increased. The prose felt as if it were hiding more than it was revealing. That whetted my curiosity and intense need to know.

The story was slightly slow than what I was used to and gave me more knowledge about fishing industry than I wanted, but the hint of secrets lured me on. Past having its effect on the present was well shown and soon it had the girls racing to get to the truth.

With multiple POV by the girls and their different perspectives soon revealing the twists in their secrets, the book made an interesting twilight read.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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Freddy left her childhood home in Newhaven twenty-two years ago and swore never to return. But now her parents are dead, and she’s back in her hometown to help her brothers manage the family fishmonger. Nothing here has changed: the stink of fish coming up from the marshes; the shopping trolleys half-buried by muddy tides; the neighbours sniffing for a new piece of gossip.

It’s not what Freddy would have chosen, but at least while she’s here she’ll get to see her childhood best friends, Toni and Mags. At school, the three of them were inseparable. The teachers called them the Mermaids for their obsession with the sea, and with each other.

Then Mags goes missing, and Freddy must decide. Go back home to her new life, or stay in Newhaven and find her friend?

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