An English village can be deadly, when your past catches up with you…
In the beautiful rural Somerset village of Lower Hembrow, crammed full with English eccentrics, something is amiss…
Landscape gardener Imogen Bishop has spent the last thirty years trying to forget one fateful school night but when her estranged husband Greg Bishop is found dead in the grounds of her fathers’ Georgian hotel, danger threatens to overwhelm her.
Retired police officer Adam Hennessey, hoping for a peaceful life running his traditional Somerset country pub, finds himself drawn into the unfolding drama in the hotel across the road.
Imogen, Adam and Harley the stray dog form an unlikely partnership as they try to untangle a knot of secrets, solve a murder mystery, and bring a killer to justice.
A brand new cosy mystery series from the bestselling author of Murder at the Lighthouse, perfect for fans of Faith Martin, Betty Rowlands and M.C. Beaton.
Appealing & Engaging!
Having heard only good things about Frances Evesham’s novels (thank you FB group UK Crime Book Club), I decided it was time to find out for myself – and they were right!
Adam Hennessy has a new career as a pub landlord after reaching the lofty heights of Detective Chief Inspector in the police force. When the owner of the local hotel dies, Adam is helping out at the wake when the new owner, daughter of the previous incumbent, stumbles across the body of her ex-husband. Before he knows it, Adam is caught up in an investigation of the kind he had left behind: murder.
It takes a very skilled author to take all the information included in this novel and turn it into such an easy and enjoyable read as this one! There is such a lot going on and yet the story glides along – whilst furious paddling is no doubt going on beneath the surface. What a wonderful beginning to a series that I just know I am going to follow. A fantastic setting with very likeable characters and the introduction of a dog who just bubbles over with personality, I can see I’m going to love it! There is enough going on to cloud the issues of who did what to whom, when and why but Adam’s years of experience come to the rescue in the end. An appealing and engaging novel which I have greatly enjoyed and am very happy to give a full house of stars. Can’t wait for the next one!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: murder mystery
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 247 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood
- Publication Date: 23 June 2020
- Links: Goodreads
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Frances Evesham is the author of the hugely successful Exham-on-Sea mysteries set in her home county of Somerset.
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