A five-star cozy mystery,
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This review is from: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (Kindle Edition)
Let me start by saying what a shame it is that the 40-odd reviews from Amazon.com haven't crossed over to the dot.co.uk site, but at least you can still see them (scroll right down to the bottom of the author's book page) which is a good thing because this is an extremely entertaining and amusing read.
While our main character Mara grieves for her soulmate/husband of 30 years, it appears that he's left a mystery to solve in his wake (pardon the pun) that starts with the discovery of a letter from a mystery woman, indicating that he may in fact have been conducting an illicit affair. It's a bitter pill to swallow as Mara's idyllic life crumbles before her very eyes and all the memories she held dear of her long and happy marriage seem to have been a lie. But all is not what it seems as the letter may hold more than the obvious explanation. So deciding to involve a private detective, the very handsome and single Alex Strange, there are twists and turns and red herrings in adundance. And the action really kicks off when someone is trying to get hold of the letter stopping at nothing to get it, even kidnap and possible murder.
This story hooks you in from the beginning and the author's style makes it a page-turner.
If I had a tiny gripe it would be that the story was somewhat short, but that doesn't take away from the quality of the writing and the empathy you felt as you delved further into Mara's life. She is a very likeable and memorable character. I would liken the tale to that of MC Beaton, of Agatha Raisin fame, a modern-day Agatha Christie whose humour runs through all her mystery tales making them a very compelling must-read. I gather the author has amended any typographical mistakes mentioned previously because I came across only one or two throughout the whole book.
If you like your mysteries cozy I would highly recomend this novella.