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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Nalini Singh welcomes you to a remote town on the edge of the world where even the blinding brightness of the sun can't mask the darkness that lies deep within a killer....

On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbours; the children, more than schoolmates.

That is until one fateful summer - and several vanished bodies - shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that's left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement not to look back. But they can't run from the past forever.

Eight years later, a beautiful young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape. 

It's not long before the dark past collides with the haunting present and deadly secrets come to light.

©2019 Nalini Singh (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Beautifully written

I freely admit I went into this audiobook with a degree of trepidation- Nalini Singh is unquestionably one of my all time favourite authors & this was something of a departure from her ‘usual’ works.

Yea of little faith! I should have known better.

This is an intimate, evocative story of the darkness that runs deep under the ripple-free water that is the outwardly simple existence of an isolated small town. At once unflinchingly honest, yet deeply compassionate, this is an exploration of what truly brings out the best and worst in human nature.

If I say too much more I’ll be giving out spoilers so I’ll end with this. A Madness if Sunshine is an excellent whodunnit; the setting against the breathtaking backdrop of NZ’s rugged and treacherous beauty heightens the tension and emotion that Singh deftly weaves through a tale that will leave you as breathless as the chill wind that blows off a wild West Coast ocean...

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A different kind of story as was advertised

Story was a bit predictable and sad on so many levels. Gave it a go because I really like the author but not convinced... prefer her normal genres.

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Intricate

Loved it. Spine chilling . Intense. Lots of twists and turns and great characters. Not my usual genre but I am a great Nalini Singh fan. I couldn't stop listening. Nalini Singh puts such heart into her stories. A great read!

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thoroughly enjoyed

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. I'm glad I stumbled across Nalini Singh books and will be listening to more.

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Beautifully Written

What a refreshing storyline. Preformed well and so nice to hear a story written and based in New Zealand.

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Good, not Great....But well worth a listen.

I enjoyed this story, really well narrated with the correct pronounciations. I found I that had guessed the perpetrator long before the end but still enjoyed the journey that was this story. Will follow this author.

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  • 16-11-2021

great listen

It was my first read/listen of Nalini Singh and I’ll be looking for more - well written mystery/crime with a light touch of Māori culture and language. Very enjoyable and interesting.

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A slow burn

A good read, not suspenseful but quietly interesting. The back stories added another depth to the characters and although there were no great shocks or surprises it kept me turning the pages - figuratively, I listened to the audiobook.

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amazing

I didn't want to stop listening. The book and Narrators voice keeps you wanting more.

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Intriguing

Wonderfully written and well narrated the characters in this small town draw you into the mystery of what has happened.

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  • Elsa
  • 25-12-2019

Great !!!!

Loved it !!!! This book is another captivating story by Nalini Singh. Great performance !

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  • Mg
  • 07-12-2019

Very good read

Set in NZ a good use of local culture and slang the story is fast paced with character development I got invested in the main characters I don’t want to give spoilers
Very much enjoyed this

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-12-2019

New Direction For Nalini

Brilliant book full of suspense twists and turns right to the end congratulations Nalini on your new venture more please no pressure x

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  • daisyrock
  • 11-05-2021

Satisfying NZ crime fiction

I love an antipodean murder mystery - I'm looking at you Jane Harper, Susan Allott and Garry Disher... And while the quality of writing in A Madness of Sunshine doesn't equal any of the aforementioned masters, the kiwi vibe certainly hits my spot. It was also nice to spend a few hours on New Zealand's wild west coast, if only in my imagination. More please Nalini!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-03-2021

good ending

excellent naration brought this book to life. well written. recommended as a good way to spend lockdown

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  • Wendy Harvey
  • 31-08-2020

Brilliant!

I had never heard of Nalini Singh but I’ll be looking out for more now. I thought the narration was wonderful. I felt that I was back in New Zealand in an area I visited long ago. And as for the story - it was thrilling, compelling, tender one minute, violent the next with believable characters.

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  • Helen Elizabeth
  • 09-04-2020

Great read

Loved this book it grabbed me from the start. The narrator was excellent look forward to other reads from this author

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  • niamh bonner
  • 20-02-2020

Fabulous

Great book which was read in a truly enjoyable way. I would highly recommend this as an audio book

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  • sammie
  • 02-02-2020

Love this book and the way it was read!!!...♥︎

I love the way Nalini Singh writes her books and have enjoyed all her books so far... This is very different from her usual style but it shows she's Multi-Talented and manages all Genres.....
The narrator was also very good which makes you enjoy the audiobook to its best!!....

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