Sweet ‘n’ sour came to mind last week while I was tidying jars in my kitchen cupboards, my lockdown activity of the day. I love the zingy taste of gooseberries and ‘soor plooms’, and who doesn’t love the creamy sweetness of caramel, or sticky toffee pudding with ice cream? Back at the computer, I decided to adapt it to: Sweet ‘n’ sour books. In each post I’ll feature one romance or feel-good book, and one in a crime fiction genre, both set in the same area. Don’t worry, you don’t have to eat them…
Today’s selection is from Switzerland, and as it’s the first sweet ‘n’ sour post, I’m including one of my own books. Subsequent posts will have two books by other people. Click the covers to see the books on Amazon.
Stacy can’t believe her luck when her best friend Emily invites her on a holiday to Switzerland.
She arrives at the Lakeside Hotel with high hopes, but the problems begin straightaway. Emily’s recent injury doesn’t let her do much, and something is wrong at the hotel. Where are all the guests? Why is the owner’s son so bad-tempered?
And then there’s the odd behaviour of Stacy’s fiancé back home. It’s hard to enjoy the scenery with all this going on…
By the last day of the holiday, Stacy knows her life will never be the same again – but the end of the week is just the beginning of the Lakeside adventure.
A Lake in Switzerland is set in my home area, on the banks of Lake Constance – read the book to see why I’ve made this lovely place my home!
Art college dropout Lucie arrives in a Swiss ski resort looking for work – but instead finds love in the form of the handsome and charismatic Mathieu.
Matt seems like perfect husband material – especially when Lucie discovers he’s from a wealthy family. But Matt’s dark side soon emerges. Manipulative, controlling and abusive, he is anything but perfect and will tear the life she has built for herself and their six-year-old son JP apart.
Then, one fateful night, things come to a head in the most shocking way . . .
Wrongly accused of her husband’s murder and left fighting for her freedom in a foreign prison, Lucie is starting to lose her grip on reality. Now, she must summon all her strength to uncover the truth about Matt’s death and be reunited with her son – before it’s too late.
The clock is ticking . . . but who can she trust?
A mother in prison. A child in danger. And time is running out…
If you’re looking for a chiller read – look no further.
I’ll leave you today with the Matterhorn – picture-perfect Switzerland.