A page-turner seeded with mystery, romance and suspense

A garden designer with hope. A property developer with secrets. Will the restoration of an old walled garden dig up more than they can handle?


Ireland, 2010. Gilly Townsend’s beloved landscaping business doesn’t survive the financial crash. Just when she thinks she’ll have to move back home, a profitable project to restore an inspirational walled garden lands in her lap. But she never expected her wealthy boss from London to inspire her as well.

Marc Fletcher just wants an escape for him and his four-year-old son. As he tries to forget a dark past, Gilly’s skills in the garden bring light back into his life. As he and his landscaper grow closer, a family shadow threatens everything he holds dear.

Amidst increasingly angry blackmail, Marc and Gilly’s love starts to blossom. But when threats transform into criminal action, will the developer’s poisonous past bury Gilly six-feet-under?

The Neglected Garden is a standalone romantic suspense novel seeded with intrigue. If you like gutsy heroines, enigmatic heroes and plots with a twist, then you’ll love Suzanne Winterly’s captivating garden mystery.

(382 pages)

The Neglected Garden is available worldwide as a paperback and e-book


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