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Strong characterisation, though this strayed into some stereotyping at times. The change of perspective as the reader visited the various households allowed for in-depth understanding of each character’s views, fears, foibles etc and enhanced suspicion as various motives were revealed. However, the shifts of perspective were sometimes too abrupt and created a choppy feel. The exploration of the murder/s was thorough but lacked any police engagement, even to the hit-and-run, which I found unbelievable and disappointing. The ending was abrupt and I felt there was a lack of the sense of real justice being done. Over all, the plot was intriguing and I enjoyed the interplay of the protagonists and the development of their relationships.
Found this quite slow to begin with but stayed with it and got there in the end. The main characters should have gone to the police at the beginning but I guess then that would have been the end of their story. However I quite enjoyed their journey. Good easy bedtime reading!
I’m a fan of cozy mysteries which have provided me with a bit of lightweight escapism during lockdown. This book is better written than many, and a bit longer, and I thoroughly enjoyed the various twists and turns. I’m looking forward to reading the next two book in the series.
Village life can sometimes hide a myriad of secrets , as Suzy Spencer discovered. Religion can be a divisive influence within a community. Suzy and her friend Robert work together to try to bring peace to their village. An entertaining read.
A good read that requires concentration. Well defined characters that leads you down different routes of their lives. Fascinating stuff. Intriguing and definitely a page turner. I would definitely recommend this book.