SECOND OPINION: The Last Night at Tremore Beach by Mikel Santiago

Review published on August 4, 2017.

Peter Harper was a famous pianist but following his distress after his marriage break up, he failed to find inspiration to write any more music and moved to an isolated beach side rented cottage in Ireland.

His nearest neighbours Leo and Marie become good friends and his life there is very tranquil.

All this changes on the night he visits Leo and Marie for an evening meal and gets caught up in an horrendous storm on his way back to his cottage.

Peter is struck by lightning and as he recovers from this, he suffers some terrible, frightening nightmares which seem absolutely real to him as he experiences them and they seem to predict something terrible is going to happen both to him, his neighbours and the girl he forms a relationship.

For anyone who liked Stephen King’s earlier works, this seems to fit the same category. It has hints of the supernatural along with a cracking storyline which keeps the reader hooked and trying to guess if Peter is slowly going mad, or having a nervous breakdown, or if these nightmares are a vision of things to come.

All the characters are believable and make the reader feel they know them.

I’ve not come across the author, Mikel Santiago, before but if this book is a hint of further reads to come, I need to find more books by Mikel.

Patricia Thompson 5/5

The Last Night at Tremore Beach by Mikel Santiago
Atria Books 9781501102240 hbk Feb 2017

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