An Echo of Scandal written by Laura Madeleine, publisher Black Swan, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.
The paperback is available to purchase from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, hive and amazon. The ebook is available for kindle and kobo.
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Accused of murder, Alejandra flees her home, escaping to the southern edge of Spain, where she faces a life of poverty and destitution.
Seduced by the power of the rich and the anonymity that waits across the water in Tangier, Ale makes a bid for a new start. But it will come at a cost: a life of deception. Because Ale’s new friends want to know what she is running from, they want to know who she is and whether they can trust her.
Fifty years later, a young American writer wanders the streets of Tangier, searching for inspiration. When he stumbles across a trace of Ale’s life, he finds himself tangled in a story of scandal, love and danger that has not yet reached its end.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Laura Madeleine’s latest novel: An Echo of Scandal.
Author Laura Madeleine knows how to spin a tale or two and with this heady, atmospheric story set in Spain and Tangier you are woven into a web of stories spanning five decades. A web that at times is murky, dark and dangerous and then to a web of delicious desires to satisfy your taste buds and your heart.
The story starts back in 1928 to an inn full of the darkest colours of Spain, to a young girl caught up in a crime she has no place to be in but Alejandra understands to survive she has to run.
Fifty years later Sam Hackett is roaming the streets of Tangier trying to find the reason to stay in the city as he’s struggling to survive on what little funds he has left. Sam is also struggling to fulfil his dream of becoming a writer but when Sam feels all is lost he stumbles upon an object that reeks of history and mystery and with his inquisitive mind Sam is compelled to delve deeper into the history of the lives of someone who left something vitally important behind fifty years ago.
An Echo of Scandal is a wondrous historical time slip novel that is full of mystery and intrigue, unearthing darkness within the streets of a city that fills your senses with it’s heady aromas, seductive tastes and beautiful colours. It’s a story that will leave you thinking about the characters long after you’ve turned the last page. I’ve found myself wondering about Alejandra especially mulling over what happened with her life. Laura Madeleine has created a story that will capture your heart and mind and you won’t want to leave the characters behind.
About the Author
After a childhood spent acting professionally and training at a theatre school, Laura Madeleine changed her mind, and went to study English Literature at Newnham College, Cambridge.
She now writes fiction, as well as recipes, and was formerly the resident cake baker for Domestic Sluttery. She lives in Bristol, but can often be found visiting her family in Devon, eating cheese and getting up to mischief with her sister, fantasy author Lucy Hounsom.