There is a new book out by Milly Reynolds. I helped design the cover for kindle.
This is a bit of a departure for Milly, who has hitherto developed the character of Mike Malone, the quirky English detective with an odd past, who struggles to come to terms with life in rural Lincolnshire – a far more dangerous place than he envisaged!
‘The Unseen Sky’ is a longer, more romantic and historical work. The main character is a melancholic painter who accepts an invitation to visit his friend and agent in Venice. While there he meets his agent’s daughter Maria for the first time in two years, who has become a beautiful young woman. Then issues from the past which he had tried to forget, begin to re-emerge; the mystery of a friend’s disappearance, the intrigue of Maria’s family history, all interweaving through scenes of romantic Venetian canals and the windswept but gorgeous North Norfolk coast. A lovely read.
The North Norfolk coast is wonderful. I never tire of painting it, which is just as well. Like most parts of England, it is underrated, yet this place at any rate, is extremely popular.