Plot or Premise
A mystery writer moves to the country to find some peace and quiet in her life and for her writing.
What I Liked
The feel is very much an Agatha Christie-style small village with priests, neighbours and a local mystery, with a body dropping shortly after things get settled.
What I Didn’t Like
The romance side doesn’t work, as it’s hard to get a feel for the lead character’s age…one minute she seems like a woman in her late 50s and the next she seems like a girl in her early 20s. Worldly, calm, centred and then naïve, unsure, flighty. The ex and her son seem superfluous, and some of the other characters are a bit superficial with their secrets wildly apparent long before they are “revealed”. She isn’t as bumbling as, say Stephanie Plum, but she’s hardly Miss Marple either, or even Jessica Fletcher. But they are minor complaints for a rich world and sense of Christie mystery.
The Bottom Line
Not quite Christie, but I’ll read more in the series.