A strange letter brings the Davidson family together after difficult times. The patriarch of the family, Dean, blighted by the first stages of Alzheimer’s, visits the local Marshall with a shock confession, splitting wide open a previously dormant investigation.
A gratifyingly good page-turner with depth, intrigue and an edgy narrative Ashley Addison leads her readers on another superb investigative caper in Book Three of her Vivianne Murphy Mystery series.
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.
Whilst not lingering in extraneous detail, Dieters successfully conveys a full complement of emotions, using pathetic fallacy and sensory imagery to intensify his players, as they evolve against a highly charged background and a believable historical backstory.