‘Singh puts her previous writing experience to great effect in this accomplished novel’Sunday Times
‘An atmospheric read with a compelling sense of the spectacular rugged landscape’Guardian
Golden Cove is a peaceful town.
That is until one fateful summer, when tragedy shatters the trust holding the community together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships and a silent agreement to never look back. But they can’t run from the past forever.
Eight years later, a young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape.
The town’s dark past and haunted present are about to collide . . . in a murder mystery that’s been years in the making.
‘[An] exceptional first crime novel’ Publishers Weekly
Nalini Singh's gorgeous descriptions of the wild west coast of New Zealand in A Madness of Sunshine add a palpable air of danger to the 'harsh and unforgiving landscape' of this beautiful land 'at the bottom of the world'
The New York Times Book Review
Popular romance author Singh shifts to a new genre, New Zealand gothic, in which nearly every character -- including the dense, ferocious landscape -- has something to hide, and studying them is nearly as fascinating and compelling as solving the multifaceted mystery. Astute, insightful, and descriptive storytelling; a strong step in a new direction for Singh
Singh puts her previous writing experience to great effect in this accomplished novel
[An] exceptional first crime novel
An atmospheric read with a compelling sense of the spectacular rugged landscape
Lush, atmospheric, and addictive, A Madness of Sunshine seduces with its beautiful sense of place and layered, compelling characters, then hooks you right in with a riveting noir mystery. When a beautiful girl goes missing and a dark past collides with the brutal present, the truth is as harsh and unforgiving as the landscape in which Nalini Singh's twisting tale is set
Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author
Nalini Singh's latest novel, A Madness of Sunshine, has more twists and turns than the rugged New Zealand coastline on which it's set . . . Chocked full of unique characters and red herrings, this book is just my kind of pulse-pounding mystery. I loved it! Though A Madness of Sunshine is the first novel of Ms. Singh's I've read, it won't be the last
Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author