The Little Island Secret: An absolutely gripping and heartbreaking page-turner

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I catch sight of a familiar face across the street, and my breath stops. I’m not sure any answers he can give me will mend my shattered heart – but I need them anyway. This island has kept its secrets long enough.


When Abby steps off the ferry and onto the isle of Kinlossay, she squeezes her daughter’s hand and prays this trip was not a mistake. For the last year she has been receiving letters from a mysterious stranger detailing every moment of his life on this rugged little island. Swept away by descriptions of buttercups dancing on rolling fields, his words were a lifeline to Abby, filling her grey life with colour. But then, one day, the messages stopped.


Perhaps Abby should have forgotten about the man who gave her hope again, but she’s learned the hard way that she needs to make her own luck in life. She knows what she felt as she read those letters and she owes it to herself and her daughter to find out the truth.


But what if the truth means discovering that nothing about the man you thought you knew is real? When the secret of the island is revealed, will Abby run home to safety, or stay and fight for the life her daughter deserves?


Lose yourself on the wild shores of a remote island in this absolutely gripping and heart-wrenching story about holding on to hope and the incredible things we do for love. Filled with secrets and surprises, fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan will adore this stunning and totally uplifting page-turner.

Everyone is talking about Emma Davies:

Wow, this was such an amazing, gripping, emotional and heartbreaking readI absolutely loved this story.’ Page Turners – Book Reviews by Caroline, 5 stars


Absolutely fantastic… a beautiful, addictive and heart-warming book that will stay with you for a long time.’ Book Worm 86, 5 stars


‘So emotionally intense that at times you are gripping the sides of your comfy chair… will also pull at your heartstrings… one powerful book that needs to be put on your must-read list… filled with emotional rollercoasters… My heart was pounding fast!Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, 5 stars


Will stay in your mind long after you’ve read the last page.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Puts tears in your eyes and hope in your heart… I absolutely loved the story.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘A brilliantly addictive read… a very worthy five+ stars from me.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


‘I lost myself in the story… I could almost smell the sea air… powerfulthought provoking and emotional.’ Goodreads reviewer


What. A. Bookperfect… kept me glued from beginning to end. Even when I had to do my chores… filled to the brim with suspense and emotions… I had to know how the book ended. Addictive and captivating.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Ratings and reviews

6 reviews
Kirsty Whitlock
July 21, 2021
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'The Little Island Secret' by Emma Davies. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Emma Davies, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 21st July 2021. This is the second book I have read by this author. I have previously read 'After The Crash' which I would highly recommend. I was originally drawn to this book by its beautiful eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis and title. The synopsis stated that this book is 'Filled with secrets and surprises, fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan will adore this stunning and totally uplifting page-turner.' I am a huge fan of Debbie Macomber so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I am also a fan of Emma Davies and if this is half as good as 'After The Crash' it is sure to be a page turning read. I must admit I was also biased due to the publisher being Bookouture. I have yet to read a book published by Bookouture that I haven't enj
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Marnie Harrison
July 21, 2021
The pain of losing a love often drives us to the places that we shared to help us remember. In this case Abby is taking a journey to a place she had only imagined through the stories that the man she loved told her. She has come to his island to find some peace for her and her daughter, but will she find more than she could have ever thought possible? Emma Davies brings the reader an emotional tale set against a stunning backdrop on a remote Scottish island that has been brought to life in such vivid detail, you also feel part of the landscape. Its warmth was definitely what I need needed whilst my hometown is in the middle of a cold winter and another lockdown. It really was the perfect escape. This is a beautifully written tale and just cements even more my love of Emma Davies’ work. I’m a psychological thriller and crime fiction fanatic at heart, but it is surprising how easily her style within this genre has taken up a place in my heart. After finishing her most recent book, I now wait impatiently for the next. The Little Island Secret is a must read for fans of the genre. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, it will stay with you long after reading the final page.
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Nancy Baumer
July 23, 2021
Thank you NetGalley, Emma Davies and Bookouture for the ARC of The Little Island Secret. This is my personal review. Abby is a single mother who owns a bookshop. She lives above the shop with her daughter and together they lead a happy content life. The story has a lot of depth. The story has a friendship based on the love of books that grows when Cam comes to the town Abby lives in. There are lot of things going on in the book and each is so connected it makes for a story that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.
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