A Madness of Sunshine

A Madness of Sunshine

Anahera Rawiri left New Zealand at twenty-one, fleeing small-town poverty and the ghosts of her childhood with no plans to look back. But eight years later, she returns, seeking familiarity as respite from the shattered remains of her new life. And despite the changes brought on by a bump in tourism--the shiny new welcome sign at the town line and a decidedly less shiny new police presence--Golden Cove appears much as it ever was: a small settlement on the savage West Coast of the South Island, populated by all the remembered faces and set against a backdrop of lush greenery, jagged cliffs, and crashing waves.

Detective Will Gallagher knows all about ghosts; his own chased him out of a promising career in Christchurch, landing him as the sole cop in a quaint town where his most pressing concerns are petty theft and the occasional drunk. When Golden Cove resident Miri Hinewai goes out for a run and fails to return, Will finds himself heading up a missing person's search that rapidly escalates into an official investigation after this case is connected with similar ones from the past. As an outsider, Will begins to rely on Anahera's knowledge of the area and its residents to help him delve into Golden Cove's secrets, and to determine whether it shelters something far more dangerous than just an unforgiving landscape.

Title:A Madness of Sunshine
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593099131
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    A Madness of Sunshine Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    "Nothing, there's nothing. It's like she vanished into thin air." Anahera was born and raised in Golden Cove - seaside coast of New Zealand. The land is wild, beautiful and savage - and deadly. Whe...

  • Julie

    The Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh is a 2019 Berkley publication. As a reader of romance, Nalini Singh’s name is recognizable to me, and I have seen her books reviewed by some of my GRs friends...

  • Sumit RK

    Sunshine.That's what she was.Sunshine.Bright. A thing of life. A thing that could burnA Madness of Sunshine ships you to a remote town on the edge of the world, where even the blinding brightness of t...

  • MarilynW

    A Madness of Sunshine, by Nalini Singh, places us in Golden Cove, a small New Zealand settlement, on the savage West Coast of the South Island. Twenty-nine year old concert pianist, Anahera Rawiri, is...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    3.5 starsMadness of Sunshine started off as an easy, engaging read for me with that opening line that pulled me into the story right away. The setting here is vividly written and Nalini Singh really k...

  • Corina

    3.75 starsI’m getting more and more into thrillers and want to add even more to my 2020 tbr, so when I found out Nalini Singh was writing one, I got really excited about it.There were quite a few th...

  • Amy Imogene Reads

    Intensely character driven and held in an arrestingly deadly setting, this is a lingering read.Writing: ★★★★★Characters: ★★★★★Pacing: ★★★★★Villain(s)/Reveal(s): ★★★...

  • Michelle

    Well consider me a lonely inhabitant of minority opinion world because I'm really bummed about this. The book had a good start, but then it took too long for something to happen and in the meantime th...

  • Kaceey

    3.5*A wonderfully written atmospheric novel set along the coast of New Zealand.Anahera returns to her home in Golden Cove following the un-timely death of her husband in London. It’s high time to pu...

  • Mackey

    Have you ever been so caught up with the characters of a book that you miss you once you’ve finished? I have been walking around for a week trying to figure out what I’ve misplaced, who I haven’...