Beyond a Broken Sky by Suzanne Fortin

About the Book:

Some secrets are better left buried. A dual-timeline novel spanning a Somerset village during WW2, to a body found under the flagstones in the chapel of Telton Hall in 2022.


Stained-glass expert Rhoda Sullivan is called to Telton Hall to examine a window designed by an Italian prisoner of war during WW2. It should be a quick job but when she and the owner’s son, Nate Hartwell, discover a body underneath one of the flagstones in the chapel, Rhoda cannot let the mystery go. She knows what it’s like to miss someone who is missing – her twin brother disappeared just before their eighteenth birthday, and she has been looking for him for nearly a decade. But when the threats start, it’s clear someone doesn’t want the secrets of Telton Hall to come to light.


Alice Renshaw is in trouble. Pregnant and alone she is sent away to hide her shame and taken in by Louise Hartwell who has a farm in Somerset worked by prisoners of war. As the weeks pass, Alice finds solace in new friendships, but not everyone at Telton Hall is happy about it. And even though peace has been declared in Europe, the war at home is only just beginning…
About the Author:
A USA Today and Amazon UK & USA bestselling author, with The Girl Who Lied and Sister Sister both reaching #1 in the Amazon UK Kindle chart in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Her books have sold over a million copies and translation rights for her novels have been sold worldwide. She was born in Hertfordshire but had a nomadic childhood, moving often with her family, before eventually settling in West Sussex where she now lives with her husband and family.

Contact Suzanne:

Twitter: @suefortin1
Instagram: @sue_fortin_author

Follow Aria:
Twitter: @AriaFiction

My Review:

After Suzanne Fortin’s other book The Forgotten Life of Arthur Pettinger and All That We Have Lost, I was hoping for another book by her and so Beyond a Broken Sky was much welcomed. 

I was initially concerned that the mention of a dead body would be too gory, but I was immediately pulled in by the mystery and the plot. I love stained glass windows and it was interesting to see how this window linked the characters.

The novel has a great pace and it’s quickly paced but highly detailed with carefully chosen words to evoke emotions in the reader. 

Another great book by Suzanne Fortin. 

Thanks to Suzanne Fortin and Aria/ Head of Zeus for my ARC in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. 

4 stars

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