finished reading

A new-to-me mystery series that I will devour!  It had an interesting setup, where the main detective (the protagonist of the series) only shows up about half-way through.  The narrative is from different perspectives of characters involved in the events and sometimes there is a repeat of happenings from different points of view.  I would definitely call this a slow burn story.  Tension builds until the very end--with a reveal that is satisfying. 

I love the Inspector, Vera Stanhope!  She's a complex and unusual character.

From the publisher:
At the isolated Baikie's Cottage on the North Pennines, three very different women come together to complete an environmental survey. Three women who, in some way or another, know the meaning of betrayal...
For team leader Rachael Lambert the project is the perfect opportunity to rebuild her confidence after a double-betrayal by her lover and boss, Peter Kemp. Botanist Anne Preece, on the other hand, sees it as a chance to indulge in a little deception of her own.
And then there is Grace Fulwell, a strange, uncommunicative young woman with plenty of her own secrets to hide...
When Rachael arrives at the cottage, however, she is horrified to discover the body of her friend Bella Furness. Bella, it appears, has committed suicide - a verdict Rachael finds impossible to accept.
Only when the next death occurs does a fourth woman enter the picture - the unconventional Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope, who must piece together the truth from these women's tangled lives...

1 comment:

  1. We watch the tv series on PBS, it's very well done and a big favorite of ours!