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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent read, 2 Oct 2013
I do like a good murder mystery, and this gave me much more. I felt like I was reading an author completely confident in the genre, the story, the characters. In particular, the characters of Abbot Peter and the town of Stormhaven were very vivid for me. Words that spring to mind: clever, thoughtful, thought-provoking, engaging, enjoyable. For me you bring a lightness of touch to the difficult things in life - the darkness in all of us (with no judgement), death. I enjoyed moments of laughter, moments of reflection and moments of 'Oh what's going to happen next!'. The 'whodunit' part was perfect. The interweaving of the two stories was beautifully handled I thought, and so clever.