Angela E. Andrewes reviews 'Secrets of the Tides' by Hannah Richell

Secrets of the Tides

by Hannah Richell

Hachette Australia, $29.99 pb, 405 pp, 9780733628542

Hannah Richell’s début novel, Secrets of the Tides, undoubtedly enjoyed a boost in sales when it was named the Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Great Read’ for the month of May. A family drama in the style of Jodi Picoult, Richell’s first foray into the women’s fiction market has proved its author’s marketing savvy. A former professional marketer for Pan Macmillan, Hachette, and Hodder & Stoughton, Richell certainly knows how to pitch a bestseller. Unfortunately, while Richell might know a great story when she sees one, her technique leaves a little to be desired.

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Angela E. Andrewes

Angela E. Andrewes

Angela E. Andrewes is a Brisbane-based writer and reviewer who has been published in the Courier-Mail and the Daily Telegraph. She has a BA majoring in Literary Studies from the University of Queensland. She is a bookseller by day and an avid reader by night.

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