Return to the Aegean: murder, love and culture
Deep-sea diver returns to Greece to find out why her family died
You can expect murder, love and deep-water diving in English born Greek author Emma J Russell's new book. Return to the Aegean is set in the Greek islands, an area the author wanted to highlight with a bright light in the wake of economic woes.
The story centres on protagonist Thalia, a deep-sea diver who returns to her childhood home in search of answers about her family's death. Along the way, she reconnects with her childhood home and the customs of the island and rekindles old relationships; some dangerous and some full of passion.
The author herself grew up on the Aegean island Paros, and taught there for eight years.
In writing the book, Russell wanted to give the country a nice, romantic light which she believes has been lacking in media coverage.
"Here's hoping it encourages people to visit Greece, still one of the most beautiful countries in the world," she told Neos Kosmos.
The novel is nominated for the Amazon Novel Breakthrough award 2012 and is available world wide via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Sony and many other online book stores.
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