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Book Review – The Tides of Memory

The Tides of Memory CoverI was a fan of Sidney Sheldon’s and felt the loss when he passed away. When I saw The Tides of Memory written by Tilly Bagshawe I thought it might be an unfinished novel that the family contracted out. But after doing research on who Tilly Bagshawe is I found that she is an author with a backlist of her own. I’m not sure how or why she is writing under Sidney Sheldon, but the books are really good reads and I am enjoying them.

The Tides of Memory has a plot that kept me guessing to the end. Murder, betrayal, it has all the elements of a great suspense.

Alexia De Vere takes center stage but there is an equal cast of characters that draw the reader in. Alexia is a ruthless ambitious woman that has risen to the top of the political latter. She enjoys the power and control and doesn’t hesitate to use them to destroy lives.

From the Back Cover
The conservative party’s newest superstar, Alexia De Vere has worked hard to realize her political ambitions. The brilliant and ruthless wife of wealthy aristocrat Teddy De Vere, Alexia relishes her power and the control it gives her to shape and destroy lives.

Yet success has also demanded sacrifice. Her daughter, Roxie, a bitter young woman confined to a wheelchair after a failed suicide attempt, blames Alexia for ruining her life. Alexia’s dashing son, Michael, is risking the family’s good name to jump-start his entre-preneurial dreams. Thankfully, Alexia has Teddy, her devoted husband who will stop at nothing to protect her.

But beneath Alexia De Vere’s gilded life and formidable facade lie secrets that are ugly, dirty, and deadly. When long-buried mistakes of her youth begin to resurface, old hatreds are rekindled and Alexia finds herself on the brink of losing everything—her power, her family, and even her own life. Now the woman who rose so high is on the brink of a perilous fall. For when the tides of memory rise, the only thing that might save her is the truth. . . .