New Crete Based Novel Review: The Forgotten Song

On the back of the success of his most recent novel 'Return to Turtle Beach' and 'The Lost Lyra' Richard Clark brings Crete alive once again in his latest book 'The Forgotten Song.'



We love Richard's work at Photos of Crete .com and not just because of his absorbing storylines. Clark consistently displays his unique capability to bring the island of Crete alive with his writing. As you read the pages of the author's growing catalogue of fictional titles (all based on the island of Crete) you are transported to Greece's largest and most beautiful island in a hugely endearing manner. For those moments (wherever in the world you might be) in your sitting room or garden chair reading Richard Clark's novels you are in an instant whisked to the scents of Cretan herbs and that welcome feeling of a warm breeze to your face. The view is no longer your sofa but a striking dead calm deep blue sea or a village with it's narrow streets and welcoming people.


Richard Clark's new novel The Forgotten Song is set in Crete and features Elounda, Heraklion, Kritsa, Rethymno and more of Greece's largest island.
Elounda, Crete, Greece features in Richard Clark's new novel 'The Forgotten Song'

At Photos of Crete .com we are absolutely independent and impartial with all that we write and bring to you and our endorsement of anybody's work or efforts (always Crete based) is only because we think it's good. We strive to bring you more Crete based material that affords you (like us) to immerse yourself deeper into the island. In these challenging times hopping on a plane and whisking yourself to the real thing is difficult and we simply don't know when that will change so if you need a 'Cretan escape' from the comfort of your own home pick up a Richard Clark novel and be transported, if only for a little while, into the warm arms of the island we all love.


Richard's newest novel The Forgotten Song hits both Kindle and bookshop shelves in February and is the author's latest tale set on the island of Crete. The story interweaves between emotion, relationships, family and of course Crete, and here's a taster of the coming tale:

'Musician Phoebe's life is falling apart, her marriage and career in tatters. A longing in her heart left by the absence of the father she has never known has brought her to rock bottom. Following in her mother's footsteps, can a visit to the island of Crete help rekindle her love for life and music?'


The Venetian old port of Rethymno Town in Crete Greece is such a pretty place to walk or sit and have a drink or meal, and the stunning town of Rethymno features in Richard Clark's new novel 'The Forgotten Song.'
Rethymno, Crete, Greece also features in Clark's latest novel 'The Forgotten Song' la

Bestselling author Patricia Wilson on 'The Forgotten Song':

‘Another extraordinary story by Richard Clark. As ‘The Forgotten Song’ unfolds, the author takes us on an emotional journey of courage, and love. Greek history comes to life with the troubled times of the Seventies. As always, the author takes us to Crete with such powerful descriptions it’s easy to visualise the country and live the story. An entirely captivating tale from cover to cover.’



Clark's long career as a travel writer for national newspapers and magazines along with his successful travel book series laid the foundation to the creation of this series of superb novels based on the island of Crete where he worked and lived for many years and still has a home to this