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Her Last Promise by Kathryn Hughes

Tara Richards was just a girl when she lost her mother. Years later when Tara receives a letter from a London solicitor its contents shake her to the core. Someone has left her a key to a safe deposit box. In the box lies an object that will change everything Tara thought she knew and lead her on a journey to deepest Spain in search of the answers that have haunted her for forty years.
Violet Skye regrets her decision to travel abroad leaving her young daughter behind. As the sun dips below the mountains, she reminds herself she is doing this for their future. Tonight, 4th June 1978, will be the start of a new life for them. This night will indeed change Violet's destiny, in the most unexpected of ways...

This is one of those books I really struggle to review because so much happens that anything I say is a potential spoiler so this will be brief.

I loved it for several reasons. Firstly I loved the mystery element and thoroughly enjoyed following the story as Tara goes back into her past and tries to uncover what happened to her mother. I also enjoyed the time slip element of the novel as it flitted back and forth from past to present as Tara's story unfolded bringing several character's narrative together. Me being me I loved the historical aspects of the story and the feel for the different world the characters lived in before the internet and mobile phones.

If you love a story which uncovers a mystery and will keep you guessing you'll love this.