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If you enjoy cosy murder mysteries, set in a delightful small community, with great characters and plenty of intrigue – as well as a potential romance – grab yourself a copy of this delightful book!
Isabelle Darby moved to Lower Dimblebrook after her divorce from her cheating husband. She’s gone there to escape the gossips, sympathy and looks from those who knew them both. Whilst there she made friends with Fiona Lambourne, another recent arrival in the village after she married widower Anthony Lambourne. When Fiona is found murdered in a local car park, the village gossips imply that Fiona was involved in an affair with a mystery man. Issie is convinced this isn’t true but can she convince the police and community? DI Dave Wainwright is in charge of the investigation, he’s handsome but stern and is not used to small communities, either. Can they bring the killer to justice or will Issie put herself in danger as she seeks to find her friend’s killer and put an end to the malicious gossip?
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this! It is a relaxing page turner with characters to bring a smile to your face. The author writing style takes you into the story, making it easy to relate to the characters, visualise the settings and feel as though you’re actually witnessing events. I particularly liked how Issie’s relationship with the villagers developed through the story and can’t wait to revisit this community in future to catch up on them all.
Thank you for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
When Isabelle Darby moves to the delightfully cosy village of Lower Dimblebrook, she’s searching for peace and quiet as well as a chance to escape from heartbreak. After making friends with Fiona Lambourne, another newcomer to the village, Issie is left reeling when tragedy strikes and Fiona is murdered, the second wife Anthony Lambourne has lost in unfortunate circumstances. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the local gossips insist that Fiona had been embroiled in an affair before her death, something which Issie knows not to be the case. Determined to clear her friend’s reputation and solve the mystery of the rumours, Issie takes on both the gossips and the handsome but stern DI Wainwright, making both friends and enemies along the way!
Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of ‘always wanted to write’ authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard.
She wrote her first book purely for pleasure and was very surprised to discover that so many people enjoyed the story and wanted more, so she decided to carry on writing.
It has to be pointed out that her first novel, ‘Did I Mention I Won The Lottery’ is a complete work of fiction and she did not, in fact, receive millions in her bank account and forget to mention it to her husband – even though he still asks her every day if she has anything to tell him!
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