After a bachelor life which included many of the usual vices, Harry Rose retires to his island paradise on the Pacific coast of Central America. A chance encounter leads him to employ baby Gabriela’s young mother, Estefania, as his live-in housekeeper, a temporary arrangement that lasts until Gabriela is six, when her mother leaves her in Harry’s care for a couple of nights. Her mother has done this before, Harry is fond of Gabriela, he treats her well and Gabriela loves him.
But this time Estefania does not return.
Days turn to weeks and months until Gabriela is almost eight, when their idyll is shattered by accusations of abuse and of murdering the missing mother.
See first reader reactions to Casa Rosa here.
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TITLE: Casa Rosa
AUTHOR: DJ Wiseman
A review of Casa Rosa from Peter Calver, editor of Lost Cousins:
“I found I had to ration myself – I could easily have read this novel, all 256 pages of it, in a single sitting. But that would have been like drinking Chateau Lafite from the bottle – to get the most from this wonderful novel take small sips and roll them around in your mind!” Read the full review at Lost Cousins here.