Best Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books) Reviewed By BookViral

"With all the elements of a great mystery thriller..."

Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)

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  • ASIN: ‎ B0CCCJ37G7
  • Publisher: ‎ Sandy Hanley (July 21, 2023)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Paperback: ‎ 298 pages
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 979-8988774914
  • Genre:  Traditional Detective Mysteries (Books)

The BookViral Review:

An excellent read, with all the elements of a great mystery thriller, ‘Six-fold Betrayal’ is a gripping page-turner which leaves you guessing to the very end.

Once entangled, Detective Sean Lloyd fights to maintain distance as he picks through clues and evidence, even venturing into the psyche of Evie, one of the young cousins with whom he has become inextricably linked. In the vulnerable and seemingly defenceless Evie, he sees his own daughter, Ellen, cruelly snatched from him years before by the very crime he now investigates, as he finds himself hopelessly falling for her Mother, Anna.

Hanley carefully leads her reader through a minefield of deception, half-truth and emotional wreckage as aunts and cousins unravel in a fascinating spider web of cat and mouse, with Lloyd placed firmly at the helm of its development.

Ruthlessly swaying her reader’s emotions between pity and disgust, her characterisation is clever and complex, each player developed fully with a decisive hand. A perfect smattering of tension is enhanced by great descriptive prowess, with heart-stopping moments completing a full spectrum of curiosity to sickening terror, rendering Six-fold Betrayal a faultlessly structured tale of murder and mayhem.

Wonderfully absorbing descriptive passages enhance the plot and atmosphere, lending a sense of reality to each scene, from the deliciously appointed Halifax Manor to the mists and rain of an English climate.

An entertainingly immersive read in memory of Hanley’s inspirational literary role model, Agatha Christie, and a perfect Sunday afternoon prelude to high tea Six-Fold Betrayal is certainly recommended.

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