Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Book Review & Giveaway: The Secluded Village Murders by Shelly Frome

The Secluded Village Murders by Shelly Frome is a delightful cozy mystery that brings the reader from a small town B&B to the mist-sodden moors of England in a search for the truth.

On a rainy fall day in New England, Emily Ryder learns her mentor, Chris Cooper, has had an accident. After Chris's death, Emily starts digging into how he came to be where he was that day and unsettling things come to light that she wants to investigate. To complicate matters, she has this tour to England she is coordinating for Harriet Curtis and her siblings, and she's almost certain Harriet is involved in what happened to Chris. Across the pond they travel for the annual moorland fete, but Harriet's erratic behavior and the siblings' rivalry keep Emily on edge. Will she be able to uncover the truth before someone decides she knows too much and must be eliminated?

The Secluded Village Murders is a fun read. It takes readers into the worlds of small town politics and big developers and then through the beauty of England. It explores family relationships, secrets, and the possibility of romance. There were moments when I was a bit confused as to what was going on, but overall it was a satisfying read. The characters are believable and create emotional responses from the reader throughout. Can't say I saw the end coming, but it all made sense once it was wrapped up and lends itself to a sequel. I'm glad I read this one.

Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books (September 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1945448202
ISBN-13: 978-1945448201

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Shelly Frome. There will be 1 winner of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card. The giveaway begins on November 1, 2018 and runs through November 16, 2018. Void where prohibited.

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1 comment:

CMash said...

Putting this one on my list after reading your review.