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on 7 November 2013
Thank you to the author and publisher for the unexpected but wonderful surprise of a copy of this book for review. Thanks Mr Postman!
Primavera Blackstone has found a hard-earned contentment in a small Spanish village by the sea. A fiercely protective single mother, she doesn't appreciate an offer of marriage. Nor does she welcome the arrival of a blast from her murky Scottish past, retired cop Ricky Ross, now a private detective and working for Jack Weighley, millionaire owner of a budget airline. Jack is a powerful, persuasive man with deep pockets, someone you don't say 'no' to without considering the consequences. So Primavera teams up with Ricky to investigate a series of mystery assaults on Jack's aircraft.
So another wonderful novel from Mr Jardine - who provides me always with that wonderful thing called comfort reading. You can pick up one of his books, be it from the Skinner series (which I am slightly behind on - MUST catch up Liz!) or the two incarnations of the Blackstone series and be sure to get an intriguing and involving read, always of a high standard and with characters that are immediately familiar..
So we come to another outing for Primavera, in this case getting involved with all sorts of shenanigans including tangling with the Spanish special branch, investigating some serious cases of vandalism and trying to work out why someone feels the need to blow Mr Ross up in his car - and as usual she does it all with flair. And a wry eye to the ironic.
As always I loved the backdrop and scene setting here - I feel now like I would like to move to Spain - the body count aside, it seems like a rather wonderful life.
This is easy and engaging reading with clever plot development and intriguing twists and turns along the way - perhaps not as in depth as the Skinner series, these are more suited to crime lovers who prefer a more sedate and light yet still as compelling reading experience. (Me, I'll take both!)
One note: These books definitely benefit from being read in order - for Primavera's first solo outing see "InHuman Remains".
Recommended for Crime Fiction Lovers everywhere.
Happy Reading Folks!