The Secret Path by Karen Swan is her 20th novel. It is set in Costa Rica, a country that attracts the wealthy from abroad with its beautiful beaches, and rainforests teeming with rare wildlife species. All is not as it appears in paradise, however, and tension is building due to conflicting interests.
The Tremain family have been involved in the conservation of this beautiful region for many years and still spend time there.
Tara Tremain, however, refused to live her affluent family’s inclusive and protected life. Instead, she chose to work hard on a career in medicine and has now attained the position of Consultant Surgeon at a prestigious London Hospital. Her partner, Rory Hutchings, is a Senior Resident in Cardiology there.
Although Tara hasn’t visited Costa Rica for years she is persuaded to attend an important family occasion there. She is accompanied by Rory and her best friend, Holly, who also works at the hospital, Holly’s partner, Dev, and their son, Jimmy.
But, as the story unfolds, she is drawn into the lives of the local people, some of whom she knew as a child. And, when a young, seriously ill, small boy needs her help she must trek through the treacherous, dense forest in order to save his life.
And, far worse, she faces the humiliation of asking help from Alex Carter, the man who broke her heart and her trust ten years ago.
Karen Swan’s latest novel takes the reader on a journey to Costa Rica, a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 5 million in a land area of 51,060 square kilometres.
As always Karen’s research of the location is impeccable.
With a background of amazing landscapes, from the white, sandy, surf beaches to the dense tropical rainforest, waterfalls and rugged terrain, Tara’s jungle trek is an edge of the seat adventure. Survival seems impossible and the worst scenario is imaginable.
Who will or will not survive?
The Secret Path is a must read for 2021.
The Secret Path is available in paperback and e-book
About Karen Swan.
Karen Swan is the Sunday Times top three bestselling author of twenty books and her novels sell all over the world. She writes two books each year – one for the summer period and one for the Christmas season. Previous winter titles include Christmas at Tiffany’s, The Christmas Secret and The Christmas Lights, and for summer, The Rome Affair, The Greek Escape and The Spanish Promise.
Her books are known for their evocative locations and Karen sees travel as vital research for each story. She loves to set deep, complicated love stories within twisty plots, sometimes telling two stories in the same book.