It is quite challenging to label this book under a certain genre: for me, it can be romance, investigative journalism, mystery and self-help at the same time. Everything written with a savorous humorous style. Couldn't resist the temptation to read it right now, isn't it?
Obituary writer Ria is coping with a no-future job she does not enjoy and, in addition, that reminds her every day of her grief for loss of her husband-to-be Christopher two years ago, and more recently of her beloved Greek grandmother. In a moment of perfect sincerity, she just decides that instead of going back to her overwhelmingly annoying work, she will book a one-way ticket to Crete. Not necessarily to connect to her roots, but to just take a break and disconnect from her everyday life.
Once arrived, the happy coincidences are snowballing. A new job, working as personal assistant to a famous BBC travel producer, real journalistic assignments, the perspective of a romantic relationship. But beforehand, she needs to find the circumstances of the mysterious fire that ten years ago destroyed the vineyard of Bacchus family - the choice of the family name as the wine loving Greek god is kind of ironic assignment.
Expect some suspense, surprising twists every 2-3 pages, and a happy ending too. A well writen, hard to put down read for the summer vacation, in Greece or elsewhere.
Rating: 4 stars
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