The following review appeared in the What’s On supplement this weekend across Kent newspapers:
This debut novel from the Egyptian writer who made Kent her home is set on the plantations of 1970s Kenya, where a mysterious love affair grips a young beautiful photographer. Coral Sinclair returns to her family plot to claim her inheritance when her estranged father dies but her homecoming is disrupted when she encounters the mysterious but fearsomely attractive Rafe de Montfort. The owner of the neighbouring plantation, he is a reputed womaniser who had an affair with her stepmother, but that does not stop Coral being struck by a bewitching attraction to Rafe. When she delves into his past, a worrying truth makes her question Rafe’s motives and she is caught between her friends’ warnings and her own instincts. A destructive, historical romance laced with greed, revenge, betrayal and love.