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‘The thing about abuse is you can’t bury it like the dead. It’s not a dead pet, or a dead loved one or friend. It stays in your heart... so for as long as it keeps beating... have to keep living with it.' More

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About Angelin Sydney


As a writer, Angelin Sydney interweaves romantic stories with thrilling plots that twist and turn in many ways.

Since moving to Australia twenty-five years ago, she has had numerous incarnations. She was a banker, an insurance seller, housing loan broker, and home-stay mother to literally hundreds of international students. Over the years, she has also become a small business owner, casual kitchen hand and currently, a live-in nanny. So, one can say, she has been around.

Her most consistent role, however, is being a mother to her four wonderful children, one of whom has gone ahead leaving her devastated and heartbroken. It was his untimely departure that motivated her to write stories to help others heal, laugh, hope and dare to dream.

She is a believer in the kindness of people, so by extension, this has been the usual theme of her stories. She believes in redemption, love, and purpose. Every story she writes reflect these values.

For her, writing is as essential as breathing. The only reason she’d stop doing it is if she were incapacitated or dead. Working for a living gets in the way of her writing which she finds very sad. In the ideal world, all she’d be doing is entertaining her readers. This is her utmost wish.

As a novelist, her style is to keep conversations realistic. So funnily enough, although she doesn't swear, her characters do; perhaps this is her unconscious release.

The questions most readers ask her of her writing style: What makes you distinct from other writers?

There are two things: One, she likes to infuse her stories with what she calls the "everyday moment" because it adds flavour to the narrative. It gives it authenticity. For instance, if someone was depress she'd have the character watch a lot of infomercials on television. From her observation, this is a reality of life, when we are struggling, we do mindless activities like sleep or watch the paint dry.

Two, she likes the interplay of light and dark. "That's life, isn't it?" She said, adding that, "even in our period of mourning, there is laughter. And when we are happy, sadness still creeps into our lives. As a result of this, my stories tend to be a roller-coaster ride. A lot of ups and downs."


They are stunningly original, funny, swoon-worthy and thrilling to the core.

She’s the self-styled queen of romantic comedy and the romance/action/thriller genre.

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Review by: Josalyn Cork on Nov. 16, 2017 :
Wow. I myself have never gone through abuse (sexual,physical, or mental). But recently I have become friends with some individuals who have traumatic stories of abuse from their past. It is not easy to imagine what they have experienced and are still healing from today.

This book really shocked me. The writing is very good and although it's a work of fiction it was very believable. The author has a brilliant way of describing the characters and their situations. Showing everything from love to a family in danger who needs help. In the end we have hope that the broken case can become a beautiful mosaic and that everyone has the power to love and be a better person. Great book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: masondaxton on Nov. 15, 2017 :
Abuse is such a touchy subject. We all know it happens to people but we don’t know how to deal with it or help, let alone write about it and make parts of it come to life. I have to really just acknowledge Angelin Sydney because it can be really hard to understand what victims of abuse feel because each victim gets a different after-effect and it must have been hard to put herself in the character’s shoes.

Now onto the actual story. In all terrible things that happen, there is usually a light at the end of the dark tunnel, redemption. It’s breathtakingly realistic, and you can feel the pain that Kate has, the pain everyone has. Pain isn’t really looked at in a good way but I promise you, reading this book and feeling the pain and going through it with each and every character feels relieving after finishing the book because you know that you witnessed these people go through hell and you watched them (technically read them) surpass their trauma and become a better person. As this story is fiction, it can help so much in the real world and I think it’s good to be mindful on what people go through in situations like these and it could help someone you know in your present or future.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Review by: amanda williams on Nov. 9, 2017 :
Wow, Angelin Sydney has done it again. What an incredible mix of genres ranging from romance and tragedy to abuse. All bundled together into this magnificent ensemble. I have fast become a major fan of her books and she never fails to disappoint. I went through so many emotions reading this book from start to finish getting caught up in the characters lives. Easily one of the best books I have read all year.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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