Book Review: Alice by Sam Skyborne

“ of the best endings to a novel I have read in a long time. Full of suspense and mystery.”

The main character, Alice, is accompanying her husband, Dr Magnus McCroy, on a business trip to South Africa, she is there for the sole purpose of caring for his elderly mother as she is her full-time carer. Things soon start to spiral out of control for Alice and she decides to leave her husband and stay in South Africa when he returns home with his mother.

Alice by Sam Skyborne

We are also re-introduced to P.I. Toni Mendez who is hired by Dr. McCroy to go to South Africa to find Alice and bring her home safely. Will Alice succeed in her mission to be live a life free from her husband or will Toni Mendez thwart those plans and bring her back to England and back to her husband?

This is a fabulous story so full of twists and turns that you really won’t know what is going to happen next. The characters are wonderfully written and very well developed as the novel goes on that I found it hard to put down as I really wanted to know where they were going to go next.

And the ending, what can I say about the ending apart from Wow! Not what I was expecting at all but one of the best endings to a novel I have read in a long time. If you want a book full of suspense and mystery with some (very well written I may add) lesbian sex thrown in then this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and I can’t wait to see what comes next from Sam.

5 star book review of Alice by Sam Skyborne on Planet Nation


Alice, a young British woman, accompanies her husband, Dr Magnus McCroy, on a business trip to Camps Bay, South Africa, as the full time carer for his elderly mother. What starts out as an exciting visit to one of the most beautiful locations in the world soon spirals into a life-changing crisis, in which Alice leaves Magnus and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and quest for freedom.

From the start, Alice’s adventures in this unknown and perilous land prove most challenging. Repeatedly faced with unexpected situations and unforeseen hurdles, it is not always clear who is friend and who is foe.

Meanwhile, P.I. Toni Mendez is struggling at her own personal crossroads. So, when presented with an opportunity for some distance from her dilemma, she agrees to take on a new case — to find Alice in Cape Town and bring her home safely and as discreetly as possible, to the United Kingdom, to Dr McCroy and the ominous powers that support him.

Author - Sam SkyborneAbout the author

Sam Skyborne is a storyteller - both a writer and an award-winning filmmaker. She has an English degree, a masters in Artificial Intelligence and currently lives and loves in London.

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