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Publisher: Avon (Harper Collins)
Release Date: September 30, 2003
ISBN: 0060525460 
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Suzie Housley 
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The Beachcomber
By Josephine Cox

     Tom Marcus's life was destroyed in an instant when an unknown assailant forced his family car off the road and over a cliff. A year has passed since the horrific accident, and Tom, the sole survivor, still feels as though he is just going through the motions of life. He decides to pick up the pieces of his shattered existence by a change of scenery. He quits his job and leaves London for a seaside village in West Bay.

      The death of Kathy Wilson's father has left a void in her life. She is stunned when her mother cruelly informs her that the father she held in such high regard had led a secret life with another woman.

     The deed to the cottage the two had shared has been willed to her and Kathy is convinced that this is her father's way of providing the happiness that has been lacking from her life. It's also a way to escape the taunts of her mother and sister.

     Both Kathy and Tom are running from inner demons and unspeakable heartache. Will they be given a chance to heal the cruel, open wounds?

     Josephine Cox, now one of my favorite authors, has masterfully intertwined the lives of the characters and their emotions in a way that makes the reader able to experience every heart-rending event. I look forward to more books by this talented author. The book has earned a high place on my "keeper" shelf. Very highly recommended.