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The Rose Petal Beach (Rose Petal Beach #1)

4.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,914 Ratings  ·  462 Reviews
Every love story has a dangerous twist.

Tamia Challey is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible – but when she discovers who his accuser is, everything goes into freefall. Backed into a corner and unsure what to think, Tamia is forced to choose who she instinctively believes. But this choice has dire consequences for all concerned, especially w
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Hardcover, 549 pages
Published August 30th 2012 by Quercus
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Tempo de Ler
Aug 03, 2015 Tempo de Ler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Portanto, estou eu debruçada sobre um puzzle, muito atenta e a sentir-me bastante competente por ter conseguido encaixar a maioria das peças quando chega Dorothy e não só embaralha, sem misericórdia, as minhas pecinhas todas (!) como ainda me diz, malvada e presunçosa, que tem estado a manter outras tantas peças escondidas no bolso... E não é a primeira vez que me faz isto...!

Adoro!

Não tenho dúvidas em relação ao talento de Dorothy Koomson como escritora. Atenta e competente na construção dos se
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Maria
Apr 10, 2013 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Dorothy Koomson é mestre no romance. Criadora de personagens fortes e marcantes, Koomson foi ainda mais além neste "a praia das pétalas de rosa", porque introduziu o suspense, com a suspeita de vários crimes que me fascinaram ainda mais.

Opinião completa: http://marcadordelivros.blogspot.pt/2...
Ena Hasečić
4+
I tako ja Plažu ružinih latica dugu 622 strane pročitah na plaži za 2 dana :) Roman prati Tamiju i njenu porodicu, a zaplet počinje već na samom početku kada njen muž Skot biva optužen za... (to neću otkriti). U priču su umiješane njene dvije najbolje prijateljice Beatriks i Mirabel, a Tamija i ne sluti šta se iza svega krije. Roman je veoma napet, brzo i lako se čita, likovi su dobro razrađeni. Ocjena 4+ je zbog dužine romana koji je mogao biti kraći nekih 150 strana, ali ta dužina je pomogl
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Melanie
May 06, 2014 Melanie rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Rose Petal Beach. The blurb above doesn’t give an awful lot away as to the subject matter and I’m going to resist from revealing any spoilers throughout my review so as not to ruin it when (not if) you read it.

I’ve been a fan of Dorothy Koomson’s novels since a friend sent me Goodnight, Beautiful several years ago and I read The Ice Cream Girls shortly afterwards. Since then I’ve read all but one of Dorothy Koomson’s releases and they’ve all been amazing.

I w
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Jennifer Joyce
Oct 06, 2012 Jennifer Joyce rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Dorothy Koomson and, despite only discovering her wonderful books last year, she is one of my favourite authors and The Rose Petal Beach is another example of why. Dorothy Koomson's writing is exquisite, seemingly simple and flowing yet powerful, bringing the reader into the very centre of her characters' lives. I always feel as though I am there, feeling every emotion they are going through. Her characters are complex - nobody is perfect or bad to the core - but that only make ...more
Filipa
I have enjoyed every single book I have read by Dorothy Koomson. I also enjoyed this one but I had some problems with it. I had problems with oversimplifications and absurd generalizations (every man who watches porn is a traitorous pig). I had problems with almost every character, to be honest. Tamia and her passive-agressive shit instead of just recognizing that she wed someone she really didn't know. Beatrix, because her selfishness is something that makes me want to throw up. Scott, just BEC ...more
Vera Neves
Apr 26, 2013 Vera Neves rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestados, 2013

Há autores que nos marcam pela intensidade da sua escrita, pela forma como nos agarram em cada livro. Para mim, Dorothy Koomson é sinónimo de não precisar de ler a sinopse para querer ler os seus livros.
A capa deste A Praia das Pétalas de Rosa é soberba e, de uma forma mágica, adensa o mistério que envolve a própria lenda. Envolveu-me por completo.
As mais de quinhentas páginas foram percorridas num só dia, tal era a ânsia de conhecer o desfecho.
O facto de o final ser deveras surpreendente foi
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Aleksandra
Jul 11, 2015 Aleksandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knjiga se čita lako i brzo i pored velikog broja stranica (dobro možda ih je moglo biti i malo manje, a da opet ukupan dojam ostane isti ali...), uglavnom priča je vrlo zanimljiva, puna dramatičnih preokreta, a psihološki profili likova izvrsno razrađen. Roman veoma podsjeća na Suprugovu tajnu Liam Moriarty, tako da onima kojima se ta knjiga dopala dopast će se i ova. Moram reći da je ovo pravi ženski roman, ali ipak ne baš za mlađe čitateljice kojima bi mogao možda biti i malo dosadan, puno je ...more
Natalie
Mogla je tu priču srediti bez puno odugovlačenja, dobila bi na dinamičnosti i većoj zanimljivosti. Jedva sam čekala da ju završim koja trakavica od svega i svačega.
Rachel
Jul 27, 2013 Rachel rated it it was ok
I honestly didn't finish this book, that's the first thing I should say. It was laboured, derivative and most of all boring. I was rleucatnt to pick this up as it looked like plain old chick lit to me, and not too interesting eiother but having been drawn in to the Ice Cream Girls on the tv recently thought I'd try out the books as they generally tend to be better. Well I was wrong.The book didn't seem to know what it was, belaboured too much the issue of race beteen the main characters and had ...more
Cata
Jun 24, 2013 Cata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Na minha opinião, existem poucas autoras que conseguem transmitir tão bem os sentimentos e emoções como Dorothy Koomson. Quando pego num livro desta autora, já sei à partida que é uma aposta ganha: vou gostar da história, vou criar empatia com as personagens e vou ter material para pensar e analisar sobre diferentes prismas. A única coisa que altera é o nível a que isso acontece.

A Praia das Pétalas de Rosa é o mais recente livro da autora e foi o que mais mexeu comigo: houve partes em que me sen
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Laura
Jul 21, 2016 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: two-star
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Filipa
Apr 18, 2014 Filipa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este é o quarto livro que leio de Dorothy Koomson.
Não há um único até agora que não tenha gostado, são sempre histórias envolventes e esta autora, conquista pela sua escrita e pela sua simpatia (Já a conheci pessoalmente).

No entanto, este livro, é o meu favorito.
Se tenho dado sem variar 4 estrelas aos que li anteriormente, este, conquista-me e retira de mim as 5 estrelinhas, passando a livro favorito para mim.

Começando pela personagem Tami e acabando em Mirabelle, não sei de qual eu gosto mais
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Beadyjan
Oct 14, 2012 Beadyjan rated it really liked it
This was a very tense and quite difficult read in some parts.

Narrated in turn by several different women - 3 of them best friends.
Tamia kicks off the story as police enter her home and in front of her 2 young daughters arrest her husband for a crime so bad they won't even speak it aloud in front of the children, Tamia remains the main narrator and common thread throughout the book.

The second female narrator is Mirabelle, Tamias good friend, neighbour, running companion and workmate of her husban
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Nikki
Oct 25, 2012 Nikki rated it it was amazing
Shelves: drama, read-in-2012
Reviewed at JudgingCovers.co.uk

I expected to love this book before I even started it, simply because I love Dorothy Koomson and generally think she can do no wrong. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s been a long time since a book has grabbed me so much that I couldn’t put it down.

The Rose Petal Beach begins when Tamia Challey opens the door to a couple of police officers, who immediately walk in and arrest her husband, Scott. Scott has been accused of a horrible crime, and things soon get worse when Ta
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Makefetch
Dec 20, 2012 Makefetch rated it liked it
Dorothy Koomson is a really good writer. I was drawn into this book within a few chapters and could not put it down.

I generally don't like POV novels and the fact that the various narrators in this story are unreliable was a bit frustrating but I enjoyed this book enough to seek out more of Koomson's books.

The pros for me are the previously mentioned readability of the work and the relatable characters. Koomston's descriptions of the internal struggles of a former professional woman who gives
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Megan Readinginthesunshine
Aug 30, 2012 Megan Readinginthesunshine rated it it was amazing
Myself, and my Nan are huge fans of Dorothy Koomson, so I was very excited when a copy of her latest book The Rose Petal Beach arrived in the post! Actually, I think my Nan was more excited than I was, she tore off the packaging and practically started reading it on the spot!

I must say firstly, the cover is STUNNING!!! I was very intrigued by it, and I absolutely loved how there was a story and background to The Rose Petal Beach. I love little tales and old stories and the story of The Rose Peta
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Rita
Feb 20, 2016 Rita rated it it was amazing
Não estava nada à espera do final do livro... Além disso a forma como a autora escreve é cativante.
Tita
Jul 15, 2015 Tita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Já li vários livros de Dorothy Koomson, julgo que este é o quinto que leio, e sem dúvida que quero ler todos os outros que me faltam. Apesar das capas bem bonitas e fofinhas, os livros são muito mais do que simples romances lamechas, são um turbilhão de emoções e que abordam temas reais.
Tamia tem, aparentemente, uma vida perfeita, com um casamento estável com Scott, duas filhas e duas melhores amigas, muito diferentes uma da outra - Mirabelle e Beatrix. No entanto, tudo começa a desmoronar quand
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Danderma
Sep 01, 2012 Danderma rated it liked it
Mere minutes ago I set down my iPad, sighed, then turned on my laptop to write this review with my head still buzzing with Dorothy Koomson's latest novel.

I love Dorothy's books. She is one of my favorite authors if not the favorite. I love her jumbled up story line where points in the story go back and forth in time. I love her realistic scenarios and even more realistic endings. No sappy endings in Dorothy's books. The last book I read was in February 2011 and I stumbled upon it by mistake in D
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Vanessa Santos
Apr 13, 2013 Vanessa Santos rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I can’t remember the last time I was ever this divided by a book. I don’t think any has ever offered such a ride, filled with more ups and downs than a rollercoaster. Not in a good way.

I started off loving it. I couldn’t put it down, I was hooked. But then it took a turn and I had to force myself to keep reading. Then it would change again – on and on and on until the very last page. The middle was the worst for me, it was a big struggle to read even a single page. The characters, and their acti
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BestChickLit.com
Sep 10, 2012 BestChickLit.com rated it it was amazing
Hotly anticipated by all Dorothy Koomson fans, The Rose Petal Beach revolves around the fact that no matter how well you think you know someone, you’ll never truly know who they are and what they’re capable of. This is a dark story that tackles some tough issues, which are sure to push a few readers’ buttons, and depicts just how people react when they are pushed to the brink.

Narrated in true Koomson-style – jumping between the main characters in the past and the present – secrets and pieces of
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Patrícia Barreiros
Dec 30, 2015 Patrícia Barreiros rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-mine, 2015
Entrei no mundo da Dorothy com "Um Erro Inocente" e pensei estar preparada para os mistérios deste livro... mas enganei-me!
Passei a história toda a saltitar de homicida em homicida e no fim, surpreendentemente, era quem nunca havia imaginado que seria...
Dorothy consegue transmitir desde o mais simples sentimento até ao sentimento mais intenso ao leitor, apenas com a sua escrita... e não é isso que se pretende de um livro?!?!
♥ Marlene♥
Dec 22, 2012 ♥ Marlene♥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, kindle
Well, I love Dorothy Koomson's books and did not een realize this book was published till I accidently stumbled upon it and immediately had to have it.
So glad cause it was a real ride. Not a ride where there is a lot of action. Her books are more emotional rides and she is also very good at describing the relationships of various people. Tt feels like you are there, or even are one of them. This one was no exception and I am sure I will buy her next book.
Maria
Oct 25, 2013 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emprestado
Mais um livro delicioso desta escritora da qual gosto muito. Surpreender-me na reta final, algo que eu adoro. só não lhe dou nota máxima pois tenho de confessar que acho que não precisava de ser um tão grande, achei um pouco longo e acho que escrever a metro já não está com nada. Mas continuo fã incondicional desta escritora, da qual devoro todos os livros, comprados ou emprestados, que chegam às prateleiras das livrarias.
Mariana
Jul 12, 2015 Mariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Que história tão bonita! E tem tantas reviravoltas! Acho que consegui adivinhar uma, as outras foram uma surpresa total.
Mais uma vez a autora não desilude e traz-nos personagens muito diferentes. A algumas só me apetece bater-lhes de tão irritantes que são e a outras só dá vontade de as abraçar e dizer que vai ficar tudo bem.
Jules
Dec 10, 2012 Jules rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sucked me in at the start, purchased & so very dissapointed, too many holes in the story & too much waffling on unneccesarily about random incidents, & repeating stuff. I was left totally deflated :-/
I not interested inreading about gay stuff n nonsence. had I known I would have NOT PURCHASED.
Sara
Tami, uma mulher de 36 anos, deixou a casa dos pais para viver sozinha, depois de os decepcionar pela escolha de não querer ir para a universidade. Casa-se com Scott Challey, que vem de uma família com má fama entre a vizinhança, tem duas filhas e a sua vida está prestes a começar, quando o seu marido é preso em frente às filhas na própria casa...sem saber a razão para a sua detenção.

Foi uma surpresa muito boa ler este livro. Tinha algumas expetativas em relação a este livro pois tem tido muita
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Nikki
Feb 02, 2014 Nikki rated it liked it
This book really had me guessing the entire time. Behind every new page, there laid a new clue as to how the life of Tamia Challey had turned into a complete and utter mess. The story begins with an arrest and there starts the journey into the lives of Tamia, her family and friends. Tamia is one of the most likable characters I have come across in a some time. She seems genuinely real, with ambitions, flaws, and regrets. However, all the other characters I rather despise. This story made me thin ...more
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Hello, my name's Dorothy Koomson and I'll try to make this bit that's all about me as interesting as possible.
I wrote my first novel called There's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate when I was 13. I used to write a chapter every night then pass it around to my fellow convent school pupils every morning, and they seemed to love it.

I grew up in London and then grew up again in Leeds when I went to u
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