This is the third book in the Grayson Trilogy and I reviewed it on behalf of whisperingstories
Thicker than Water by Georgia Rose
The Grayson Trilogy Book Three
Author – Georgia Rose
Publisher – Three Shires Publishing
Pages – 228
Release Date – 29th August 2015
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
There are tough times ahead for Emma Grayson in the final part of these mysterious and romantic adventure stories as she struggles to move on from her old life. ‘Vaguely aware of the tremor in my hand I ran my fingers up through the thick locks of his dark hair. Fear clutched at my heart as I sensed the icy tendrils of grief reaching for me once more.’
As the overseas action steps up a gear for Trent, Emma has her own challenges to face. Loyalties are tested and vengeance sought when she attracts interest from an unwelcome source. Because someone is coming. Someone who has Emma in their sights. Someone who will turn her life upside down… forever.
This is the third book in the Grayson Trilogy by British author Georgia Rose. Time has moved on at Melton Manor but the cast remain in place for the final adventure of Emma Grayson et al.
The title is inspired as readers will discover and the cover design, an intriguing hint of the backdrop for the plot, with the overriding theme being one of unconditional love.
The relationship between Emma and her main foil has evolved, leaving us in no doubt of their commitment and hopes for the future. Tissues again need to be at the ready as the emotionally-charged story unfolds.
Even when all appears to be calm and peaceful, the reader is made aware of a hint of unidentified menace at the end of each of the early chapters. We know that simmering just beneath the surface is a cauldron filled with danger.
Rose has used strong descriptive passages, along with alliteration, metaphors and humour to tell her tale. Many unexplained details from Emma’s previous experiences (which have been drip-fed through the earlier books) fall into place before the plot builds to a tumultuous climax. The calmer aftermath that follows is now becoming a trademark of Rose’s writing.
Before the story begins, Rose teases her audience with a promise of a surprise at the end. This little gem is written in the first person and the present tense which adds another dimension to the overall story, giving the reader additional insight and an alternative perspective. To gain maximum impact, it is definitely helpful to have read the first two novels.
I thoroughly enjoyed this work and Georgia Rose has again pulled out all the stops to give her fans an escapist adventure novel of high quality. It is extremely easy to read and the only sadness is that ‘Thicker than Water’ is the last book in the series.
I look forward to more from Ms Rose in the future and have no hesitation in awarding this novel a richly-deserved five stars.
Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of The Grayson Trilogy books: ‘A Single Step’, ‘Before the Dawn’ and ‘Thicker than Water’.
Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her overactive imagination!
Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing.
Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire where she lives with her much neglected family of a husband, two grown up children and two dogs.
Georgia also runs her own ‘self-publishing workshop’ at – www.threeshirespublishing.com
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