Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT SEARCHING FOR SUMMER by Christine Campbell @Campbama #TuesdayBookBlog

Today’s team review comes from Bev, she blog here http://baspicer.blogspot.fr/

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Bev has been reading Searching For Summer by Christine Campbell

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I have reviewed this book as one of  Rosie’s Book Review Team

‘Searching for Summer’ is a character-driven novel that draws the reader in to Mirabelle’s world.  She is an interesting, fun-loving woman with a big personality, however, when her daughter goes missing, she is tortured by questions about her worth as a mother and begins to lose her self-confidence.

The first part of the book is taken up with her emotional response to the loss of her daughter.  Then we see the super-human efforts that Mirabelle goes to in her search for Summer: sleeping rough, trailing ‘suspects’ and persuading Sam (a detective friend) not to give up, when there is little justification for pursuing the investigation (Summer is old enough to leave home).

The ending is not clichéd.  In fact this book is not in the least sentimental, which is refreshing.  If I’m honest, I found the first part a little repetitive, but I always wanted to find out what had happened to Summer.  In the end, though, I was more interested in Mirabelle and how she would come out of an experience that not only made her question her relationship with her daughter, but also the direction her own life was taking.

In the next book, we are told that Mirabelle will turn detective and open an agency to find missing people.  Her tenacity is not in doubt!  Perhaps she has found her true vocation…

An interesting read.  A well-written book.

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

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8 thoughts on “Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT SEARCHING FOR SUMMER by Christine Campbell @Campbama #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. Super review, Bev. I’ve read this book and the next in the series. I love how Christine maintains the suspense of a detective story, but also infuses it with such heart and humour via the wonderful character of Mirabelle.

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