I have received a free e-copy of the book The Soul behind the Mask by Gail Wilson. To find out more about the author you may visit her facebook page.
Here is the book blurb.
On a cold December night, Kate returns to Edinburgh seeking refuge after a disastrous trip to Egypt, where troubling events destroyed her relationship with archaeologist David Young.
Kate and David shared a tragic past life. In the Victorian era, they were cursed by an Egyptian witch whose malevolence continues to cause conflict.
Determined to start afresh, Kate begins a new job as an events coordinator for the National Museum of Scotland. She excels in her new role but soon becomes the victim of malicious gossip.
Kate’s attempts to bury the past fail when David forces his way back into her life. They marry in haste but struggle to overcome the obstacles in their path. Their relationship is plagued by mistrust, resentment, and secrets. Harangued by the living, and haunted by the dead, Kate and David can find no peace.
Certain that his marriage is doomed, David returns to Egypt. In the inhospitable wilderness that was once Pharaoh Akhenaten’s metropolis, he must face the past, as well as the danger that prowls a land in political turmoil.
Can Kate and David learn from their mistakes? Will tragedy unite them, or tear them apart?
This is the third book in a trilogy and although I loved it, I did struggle with some references to what must have happened in the earlier two book, which I haven’t read, including the initial scene of a road accident in Cairo. So I would recommend that it is probably best to read them all in order, rather than to attempt this as a stand-alone read.
After opening with the road accident, the story begins with an unaware Kate fleeing back home to Edinburgh from Egypt, as she considers her relationship with archaeologist David Young to have failed. We discover that they had also known each other in a past life when they formerly met back in 1891 in Egypt too.
Kate was formerly Katherine Ford, her own great great aunt, who was married to Edwin Ford. Edwin has been haunting Kate’s dreams and she has now met a modern-day equivalent in Ethan Forbes, who just so happens to be David’s friend. Talk about a tangled triangle!
Meanwhile Kate tries to start afresh, by swapping roles at the National Museum of Scotland where she works. A mixture of new faces and old, some friendly and others hurtful. And then David returns to Scotland followed by Ethan.
Loads more to come in the story including an unexpected twist at the end. But very confusing when I hadn’t read the earlier books. Great from the point of view of encompassing Egyptology and genealogy.
The Soul behind the Mask is available on Amazon, currently priced at £10.99 in paperback and is also available in Kindle format. A great romantic story with plenty of mystery thrown into the mix, but I do recommend you don’t start with this book 3.
Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.