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Hannah Scarlett redeems the legacy of the serpent pool with panache,
This review is from: Serpent Pool, The (Hardcover)
I have awaited this fifth in the Lake District mystery series with glee and I was richly rewarded. From Page 1 I was totally hooked. Edwards has such a confident style and gives the reader a wholesome mix of Lake District scenery, complex plot, rounded and believeable characters, peppering this with dry wit and political comment. Hannah Scarlett dominated this story of three murders, but the ghost of Ben Kind, her mentor, is never far away. Trying to solve hideous crimes whilst struggling with what looks like a failing relationship with Marc Amos,simultaneously keeping her distance from Daniel, Ben's son, she juggles her dealings with colleagues, some good, Fern Larter, some annoying, Greg Wharf, at the same time acting the true professional in her chosen career. I simply can barely wait for the sixth in this series. Brilliant.