Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine (Giveaway Closed!)

Today Sarah Maine's debut novel, The House Between Tides, comes out!!! I'm really excited about this book - how could I not when she's being compared to authors like Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley, two of my favorites! I'll be reviewing this book in the coming weeks, but for now, please enjoy this spotlight on the book and be sure to enter the giveaway below - I ended up with 2 copies, so you, my lucky readers benefit!!! 

Title: The House Between Tides
Author: Sarah Maine
Published: August 2016, Atria Books
Format: Paperback, 400 pages

Kate Morton meets Daphne du Maurier in this atmospheric debut novel about a woman who discovers the century-old remains of a murder victim on her family’s Scottish estate, plunging her into an investigation of its mysterious former occupants.

Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. She intends to renovate the ruinous house into a hotel, but the shocking discovery of human remains brings her ambitious restoration plans to an abrupt halt before they even begin. Few physical clues are left to identify the body, but one thing is certain: this person did not die a natural death.

Hungry for answers, Hetty discovers that Muirlan was once the refuge of her distant relative Theo Blake, the acclaimed painter and naturalist who brought his new bride, Beatrice, there in 1910. Yet ancient gossip and a handful of leads reveal that their marriage was far from perfect; Beatrice eventually vanished from the island, never to return, and Theo withdrew from society, his paintings becoming increasingly dark and disturbing.

What happened between them has remained a mystery, but as Hetty listens to the locals and studies the masterful paintings produced by Theo during his short-lived marriage, she uncovers secrets that still reverberate through the small island community—and will lead her to the identity of the long-hidden body.

Praise for The House Between Tides

“Scotland’s Outer Hebrides provides the sensuous setting for [this] impressive debut…[a] beautifully crafted novel.” --Publishers Weekly

Maine skillfully balances a Daphne du Maurier atmosphere with a Barbara Vine-like psychological mystery...The setting emerges as the strongest personality in this compelling story, evoking passion in the characters as fierce as the storms which always lurk on the horizon. A debut historical thriller which deftly blends classic suspense with modern themes." --Kirkus Reviews

“Maine contrasts Hetty’s present-day consternation with the past story of Blake and his wife, delivering details at a perfectly suspenseful pace… the historic mystery will keep readers guessing right up until the end.” --Booklist


About the author:  Sarah Maine was born in England but grew up partly in Canada before returning to the United Kingdom to study archaeology. She now lives in York with her family. The House Between Tides is her debut novel.


Thanks to the publicist I have one copy of The House Between Tides to give away to my readers. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the form by August 9th.

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This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends August 9th.

Good Luck!!!



  1. Love reading out on my patio.

  2. If we can go the the beach which is rare then I would love to read at the ocean. At home I enjoy reading in the quiet backyard.

  3. In my bed room or outside somewhere quite

  4. If it's not too hot out, I like reading out on the patio in the summer.

  5. Anywhere that has air conditioning!!! (It's pretty hot in So.AZ!)

  6. I love reading on my sunporch (with lots of fans pointed at me in the summer!). :)

  7. My favorite spot is my living room where it is nice and cool.

  8. Anywhere and anytime that leisure and my oft-wandering mind (I am ADHD positive ;-) permit me to invest my time and focus in immersing myself in the work I'm reading! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Cheers, Kara S

  9. My bed is always my preferred reading spot!


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