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What the Bloggers and reviewers thought:
For me, the story hit the ground running and maintained the fairly fast pace throughout. The author certainly drew me into the story and then some.
Linda Strong Book Reviews
One step up from a cozy, the murder mystery is well executed with well drawn characters. The setting is vivid and tightly holds the plot. The characters are likeable and I enjoyed how they all interacted with each other. The ending was quite satisfying as all ends were neatly tied up.
This is my first book by this author and would have no hesitation in reading more of her works. A very pleasurable, well thought out read.
The story gets going almost straight away and continues at a firm pace all the way through to what turned out to a very happy and satisfying all round ending. I am eagerly looking forward to what the future holds for the villagers and detectives in the next story. 5*
Dialogue is written in a style to represent the accent of the speaker and this helps to establish them as individuals.
A gentle and fun mystery to devour in one sitting. I cannot wait to go back and read the other books in the series.
With realistic and vivid descriptions you can easily picture yourself smack bang in the middle of the mystery, plodding the beat looking for clues.
The ending was quite unexpected, I must say. I was taken unaware of the way the author overlapped past and the present murders. An investigation with a heart, protecting the innocents had me reading this in a jiffy.
The story is really well written and flows brilliantly making me want to read more each time I picked it up.
Author – Jeanette Taylor Ford
Publisher – Jeanette Taylor Ford
Publication Date -Crime Fiction
When a young woman is found strangled in her camper-van and her twelve-year-old son goes missing, DI Cooke and DS Grant have a dual problem on their hands. And what does this murder have to do with the fatal stabbing of a young man in Portsmouth several years before? And how on earth are residents of Sutton-on-Wye involved?
This is book 4 in the River View series by Jeanette Taylor-Ford but the first I have read so I can confirm it works perfectly as stand-alone.
Charlie doesn’t have a brilliant life. Living in a camper van with his mother making money where she can means he has a very lonely life and has learned to be more or less invisible. When he wakes up that fateful morning he thought his Mum was sleeping late but the reality was much, much worse than that. What follows is a very complex and intriguing investigation that goes back several years into the past.
I loved the characters they are very realistic and develop over the course of the book. They interact very well with the scenery which is described perfectly. Enough for the reader to envisage the area etc but not too much that there were chunks of descriptive text.
The story was intriguing, not a completely unique plot but Jeanette has brought her own twists and red herrings into it to make it her own. The reader is taken on a journey to many different areas even as far as remote Scotland as relationships and past crimes are all brought together to make an engrossing story.
An excellent read I am now going back to read what I have missed in this series.
Jeanette Taylor Ford – author bio
I’m a lifetime bookworm! From reading to my children to now creating stories of my own, books have always been a large, important part of my life. Those who have read my stories have enjoyed them, so I finally decided to inflict them upon the world in general. Some of them are ghostly tales, combined with loveable characters and interesting situations which make them ghost stories with a difference. However, I also write children’s stories, the first of which, ‘Robin’s Ring’ is published and I’m working on another Robin story. My new series, The River View Series, presents mild mysteries with a difference – and are set in my beloved Herefordshire.
Much to our youngest daughter’s disgust, I love old buildings, castles, mansions, historical places, especially ruined buildings and they are often the inspiration for my stories.
My retirement from my job as a teaching assistant has given me the opportunity to indulge my love of writing and I ask for no more than to give pleasure to my readers. When not writing, I’m making cards, singing in a ladies’ choir, doing Family History and all sorts of other things. I am married to Tony, a retired teacher, and we have six children and seven grandchildren. We live near Nottingham, England.