Romantic Mystery-Suspense. Set on the coast of Western Australia.
A new love – An ultimate deceit
Blindsided by sinister revelations that her life is at stake, Arina doesn’t know who to trust when dark mysteries dating back to the Second World War reveal a betrayal of the worst kind. She learns some people will do anything to get their hands on those secrets, as well as the murder of anyone who gets in their way. Including her.
Wearing the sins of her mother on her sleeve, she initially returns to her home town all set to quell ugly rumours and restore the old family motel. Unaware of the secrets her motel holds and single minded, she rejects the advances of Matt a handsome stranger, but the magnetic pull messes with her hormones, and she finds she’s not sure if he’s friend or foe. She learns things the hard way when she’s trapped in a life threating position where escape is impossible.
Will Arina survive her own naivety as she delves into the sinister mysteries surrounding her family and will she solve the puzzle as she puts the pieces together?
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A review from NY Literary Magazine
“Her Mother’s Sins” is an absolutely spectacular, thoroughly engrossing novel. Boyes is a born storyteller and a fantastic writer. A unique, intriguing plot combined with masterful pacing, exciting suspense, romance, and strong characterization makes this book stand out. Readers will be captivated from the start and eagerly await Boyes’s next novel.
Five-stars!” – NY Literary Magazine
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This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional skill when it comes to storytelling. There are twists and turns in this page turner that will take the reader on a gripping journey!
The story was amazing. It starts off with Arina moving back to her hometown to try and dispel the nasty rumors about her family history. But man did she get more than she ever planned for. This book has it all. From a romance love triangle gone wrong on one end. To murder and conspiracy. To intrigue and mystery.
This story is full of intrigue, suspense & keeps you reading. I loved the characters, the setting & the mix of history that is woven through the book.
My Protagonist ARINA PERRY from the book THE SINS OF OUR MOTHERS
In developing this character, Arina has become a heartfelt process that takes you through her struggles, ambitions and how she deals with her everyday life – her everyday life not being so ordinary, we find that it’s the extraordinary happenings in our lives that shape us all.
Arina is as a 25-year-old woman who, unlike most of us has some wealth, but like most of us, quietly yearns to be liked, respected and yes, even loved.
She struggles with the knowledge that there are skeletons in her cupboard that reflect on her life and how she believes she is perceived by others. Her ambitions to squelch ugly rumours and outrageous lies about her mother is potent, she just isn’t sure how to go about it all. She bogs herself down with work at her inherited historical motel to avoid the confrontations she must one day make. But she progressively builds new strength and finds faith in love. She becomes energised by that love. Her character grows, strengthens and blossoms through love, but lurking in the recesses of her everyday life is a life threatening hate that she is gradually awakened to and must deal with. She trusts easily and discovers that trust isn’t always justified and shouldn’t always be presumed. She learns some things the hard way.
She’s a little gung-ho at times relying on her winging it through some of life’s events, usually, she gets by with this but sometimes she fails. When she has something on her mind, a project, an action or a whim, she is head down and into it. Her attitude is that if a commitment or a decision is made her stance is “Okay, let’s get this show on the road. Now.” She does her best to see things through. She has confidence.
She’s independent. She loves coffee, her grandmother, shoes and steak burgers; though not necessarily in that order. She’s terrified of spiders and hates rats. She deeply mourns the loss of her parents.
She likes to sit on the beach or wander through the sand barefoot where she can unwind and do her best thinking, she finds solitude, peace and a certain affinity with the sea and the endless rolling tides. She whispers to the ocean and it tells her things. She is dedicated to her work and passions. She is woman. All woman.