The Woman on the Beach by Julia Roberts / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @JuliaRobertsTV


I was so sure I saw Sophie on the beach that day. But it couldn’t be her. Sophie’s dead…

Ever since we swore to be best friends at school, Sophie was there for me. When she married my brother, she became family. We shared everything.

At least I thought we did.

After she died, I was devastated. Everyone else has moved on, but I can’t. She was so quiet, those last few months. I’m sure there is something I don’t know…

Now I’m standing on the beach we visited when we were younger, and there’s a woman with long blond hair a few metres away, playing with a dog in the sunshine. She turns, and I see Sophie.

Heart racing, I run after her, but before I can reach her she’s vanished, leaving only footprints in the sand.

It can’t be Sophie… Can it? And do I want to know, if the answer will destroy everything?




Three young girls become close friends and swear this bond will never be broken. They keep their promise for years and years and then life happens. Each and everyone of them has to deal with some devastating emotions and they don’t want to burden the others even more. Cracks are starting to show. Is it possible to paste them together again or can even the strongest tie tear completely?

Sometimes though, if you leave it too long, you will be left with guilt and regrets. It’s very hard to make a decision when your head is not in the right place. What seems the best thing to do at that time, might – looking back now – not have been the best thing at all…

You keep secrets, but you don’t realize it and when you do, you still don’t confess because you are afraid of the reactions. Every day it’s getting harder and harder, but suddenly you know you no longer have a choice and you have to take the bull by the horns, before someone else beats you to it.

It was often a very heart breaking story, but the author kept you on your toes too. What was real and who was the victim?

If you are in the mood for an emotional roller coaster, please stop looking because this is a book you definitely should consider. 5 stars

Thank you, Julia Roberts and Bookouture


About the author

Julia was born in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, and began her career as a professional singer/dancer. This enabled her to travel the world in her late teens storing up experiences she has since included in her writing.

Following roles as a hostess on The Price is Right and a member of the Beadle’s About ‘hit squad’ in the 1980s, she became a TV Presenter and filmed features for Sky Sports before launching the QVC shopping channel in 1993 where she still presents today. Having always wanted to write, she penned her first book, a memoir sold on QVC, in 2013 and has since written seven full length novels, two novellas and several short stories.


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