Hello, Sunshines, I have the huge pleasure to be today’s stop on this brilliant blog tour; Veil of Secret’s by G.A. Charnock. This book looks and sounds amazing, I can’t wait to share it with you all, plus I have an exclusive excerpt, which I’m sure you will love. Firstly thank you to Kelly for the invite to this blog tour Now let’s have a look at the book…
Veil of Secrets by G.A. Charnock
Everybody has a past. Some just don’t know what it is yet…
Alice has long been intrigued by the couple she serves in Amo Mangiare every Friday.
There’s an unsettling tension between multi-millionaire businessman, Victor Davies, and his glamorous companion that she can’t put her finger on. So when she receives a hand-written cry for help from the mysterious Eva, Alice knows she can’t ignore it.
As events and coincidences conspire to lure her deeper into Victor’s territory – a strangely bewitching world full of luxury, intrigue and unanswered questions – Alice is never sure who she can trust.
But it’s only when Alice’s past comes calling and a long-buried secret is finally unearthed, that she must confront the ultimate truth.
You can never escape your destiny…
Lost in thought, Alice looked out at the dark, threatening clouds heavy with snow – and shivered.
Most of the third-floor workers were long gone and only a fraction of the open-plan office was still lit up. She glanced down at the note in her hands, now slightly dog-eared after countless readings.
Footsteps approached her desk from behind – heavy, un-gainly, impatient.
“How’s the housing article coming along, Webbie?”
Alice jerked herself upright in her squeaky black recliner; grimacing at his pet name for her.
“Nearly done, Alan – a few tweaks, then it’ll be straight on your desk.” She reached for the neckline of her blouse, checking the top button was fastened. Ever since the leg-brushing incident in his office, Alice was painfully aware of her boss’ penchant for directing conversations towards her chest.
She flinched, then stiffened as he leaned in closer – thankfully she’d closed Eva’s note.
“You know, sometimes I think you work too hard, Alice.”
He was close enough for her to feel the warmth of his stale cigarette breath on the nape of her neck.
“Well, not really—” Her faltering reply was interrupted by a familiar, and much appreciated, voice.
Pete’s cheery greeting from above the partition was cut short the moment he clocked Alan behind her. The familiar disdain on his face was all too evident.
Alan bristled and stepped back from her desk. “Just make sure it’s with me by nine tomorrow.”
“Will do.” Alice caught Pete’s eye as her editor sloped away.
“Thanks,” she mouthed. “Great timing. You just back from a shoot?”
He dropped a bulging beige canvas satchel crammed with cameras and lenses at his feet. “Yeah, the new rehab centre that opened in the West End – eventually got the money shot of the mayor cutting the ribbon. Edge-of-the-seat paparazzi shit, eh?” His hazel eyes twinkled mischievously beneath a sweeping chestnut fringe.
One of her closest friends since their university days, Pete never failed to put a smile on her face.
“It’s great to see you so enthused about your job after all these years, though.”
He folded his arms across his chest. “And you’re not Editor-in-Chief already because…”
“…of sexist eejits like him.” Alice thumbed behind her.
“There’s no danger a pair of breasts will ever break the glass ceiling in editorial, Pete – sad but true.”
She picked up Eva’s note and waved it in front of him.
“Anyway, I’ve more important things to deal with just now.”
She studied his face as he slowly absorbed the words.
“So, that’ll be Victor Davies’ glamorous young companion.
Always knew there was some weird shit going on there.”
He looked up. “Ever the Samaritan, eh? You want company?”
About the Author
I’m a debut author who’s just released the first book in her ‘Secrets of the Veil’ series. I currently juggle running the family business with raising 3 kids – and trying to snatch the time to write, of course! From the age of 8 tennis was my life, resulting in various caps for representing Scotland and Britain, however, I gave it all up to get married and become a journalist! I am currently writing the sequel to’ Veil of Secrets’.