Today I am pleased to share my review of this gripping book by Liz Fielding. MURDER AMONG THE ROSES is a suspenseful read that is perfect for anyone who likes Crime Fiction.
MURDER AMONG THE ROSES
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 18th April 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Liz Fielding
MEET ABBY FINCH. SHE’S THE BUSY MUM OF THREE, AN EXPERT GARDENER AND THE STAR OF YOUR NEW FAVOURITE COZY MURDER MYSTERY.
In the peaceful Cotswolds village of Maybridge, you wouldn’t expect to find a dead body in the rose garden. And certainly not two.
Abby is horrified to discover the bones of a baby buried under a rose bush. It’s in the garden of her soon-to-be ex-husband Howard’s family home.
She immediately calls the police. But she can’t get hold of Howard. He’s off on a jolly with the woman he’s got pregnant.
And then, just two days later, Abby finds Howard himself.
Lying dead in the very same rose garden.
Throat slashed with her own garden spade.
Now Abby is the prime suspect . . .
Fans of Faith Martin, Jane Adams, Frances Evesham, M.C. Beaton, Clare Chase or Jeanne M. Dams will love this addictive cozy mystery!
MEET THE DETECTIVE
Brilliant gardener and the busy mum of three, Abby Finch’s dreams of winning gold at Chelsea Flower Show were put on hold by an unplanned pregnancy and marriage. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. These days she’s kept on her toes looking by her beloved family, running her own business and dealing with her imminent divorce. In an effort to keep things cordial, she’s allowed her ex to bully her into restoring the garden of his family home. Thankfully she’s surrounded herself with a great group of friends to lean on.
Pretty Maybridge is a charming village set in the sheep-dotted Cotswolds hills, with a long history stretching back to Tudor times. It’s the type of place where everyone knows each other, but there’s a wonderful bookshop on the corner of the bridge, a popular riverside café and a bustling market at Christmastime. And with Bristol nearby and a big supermarket round the corner.
Abby is removing a rose bush when she discovers the bones of a baby. She calls the police but that sets in motion a series of events that affect her and the people she loves. Whose is the baby? How long has it been there? So many questions and very few answers. Missing people, secrets, lies and cover-ups this story has them all.
The suspense and intrigue start at the beginning and continue all the way through to the totally mind-blowing ending. I was trying to work it out but I had absolutely no idea and that was the last person I suspected.
I like the way the characters developed and how the author dealt with the effect of death on each of them in a way that matched their personalities. The guilt that rears its head when someone dies suddenly and the last words were said in anger is also included and all wrapped up very well within the story.
A very gripping story with the right amount of suspense, intrigue, friendship love and revenge all playing their part.
I am very much looking forward to more from this author.
Award winning author Liz Fielding was born with itchy feet. She was working in Zambia before her twenty-first birthday and, gathering her own special hero and a couple of children on the way, has lived in Botswana, Kenya and the Middle East, all of which have provided rich inspiration for her writing.
She has written more than seventy books, several of which have won awards, and sold over 15 million copies. In 2019 she was honoured with the Romantic Novelists’ Association Outstanding Career Award. She lives in West Sussex.
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