Renee Conoulty: The Sun in Her Eyes by Paige Toon


Saturday, 2 January 2016

The Sun in Her Eyes by Paige Toon

'Before your mother died, she asked me to tell you something …'
When Amber Church was three, her mother was killed in a car accident. A stranger was at the scene and now, nearly thirty years later, she's desperate to talk to Amber.
Living in London and not-so-happily married to Ned, Amber is greeted one morning by two pieces of news: she's to be made redundant from her City job and her beloved father, across the world in Australia where she grew up, has been felled by a stroke. She takes the first plane out to be by his side, leaving Ned uncertain as to when she will return. Reunited with her old friends, Amber is forced to confront her feelings for Ethan Lockwood, the gorgeous, green-eyed man she fell for as a young girl.
And then Amber receives a letter that changes everything …

Hey! Here's my review.

This was the first novel I've read by Paige Toon, but it won't be the last. The suspense set out in the prologue kept me intrigued the whole way through the book. Just when I thought I had it all worked out, another layer of the characters was revealed, and the story twisted again. The slow reveal of more information kept the pacing moving along and I didn't find the story dragging at any point. I liked the main character and hoped she would make the right choices, though my mind changed as often as hers over what the right choices were. A fantastic women's fiction novel that will leave you with food for thought. 

I received this book free from netGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  • Where: NetGalley
  • Format: ebook

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  1. This sounds like a great read. I've never read a book by Paige Toon before, but it sounds like she is an author I need to check out. ;)