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Top Customer Reviews
This is one of the quirkiest detective stories I've ever read. The situations Louise finds herself in are funny, infuriating and completely gripping. There's the magic of the island with its family centred culture and the mystery of the increasing body count. The character of Louisa, with her deep sense of justice, her mild OCD and her extended island family to complicate matters, is surely one we must see again. Marianne Wheelaghan is a great story teller and she's created a potential series here. This is a hugely enjoyable book, complex and engaging, and I hope there will be more of the same to come.
Wheelaghan's earlier book The Blue Suitcase made me a fan. I waited eagerly for Food of Ghosts and was not disappointed. There is much here to please the reader. The murder mystery is inventive and keeps you guessing until the end of the book. As appealing is the sense of place and culture that Wheelaghan weaves into the story. Once again Marianne Wheelaghan demonstrates that she is up to the task. I read the book in one day. I think other readers will find it as compelling.
I have just finished Food of ghosts. I thought it was really well written and kept me guessing to who murdered who right till the end. I thought Louisa was very interesting the way. She fought her own inner demons with needing to be clean and bad thoughts, while being sounded by mess and dead people. When she found the dead guy with missing eyes, it made me want to vomit there was enough mood setting and deception though out this book to make you feel like you were seeing it for yourself .
I love the brief manhood nudity. It made me laugh so much. I think this book takes you on a journey through the Island and made you want to find the murderer. I so wanted to bang Nicole's and Christine's heads together by the middle of the book they defiantly were entertaining with their gossiping bitchy ways.
I had best stop there or I will end up giving away the story and I don't wanna do that.
This book is one to read on a cold night and you won't be able to put it down till gone 1 am. I couldn't and will likely read it again it was great.
This book is a huge credit to Marianne. She should be super proud of herself on a gut churning sensitive, gripping keeping you on the edge of your seat novel.
I had to stay up just know how it ended. And it definitely didn't disappoint.
The book is set on the tiny island of Tarawa, Louisa is originally from the island but she is visiting from Edinburgh where she now lives and works. Her job is to teach local police basic detecting skills but when a man is found dead with his eyes gouged out, she is put in charge of a full blown murder investigation. However, this is not Edinburgy; Louisa really has her work cut out, there is no forensic unit and her colleagues don't have a clue how to investigate anything. As more bodies begin piling up, Louisa is majorly under pressure.
I found this book really interesting, the island setting adds a totally different element to the standard detective story; it adds a lot of humour due to Louisa finding herself in so many bizarre situations. Her OCD makes her job even harder but makes her character more interesting, her problem is quite individual, it was a breath of fresh air compared to the drink problem or recent divorce that most fictional detectives are experiencing.
Food of Ghosts reminded me a little of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. As with those books, the case being investigated is interesting but it is the setting and the characters which make the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was in Scotland recently, and read a review for this book, which is why l purchased it. I am glad l did, although a bit slow to start l really enjoyed it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ms. Susan M. Heeley
Food of Ghosts is a complex and unpredictable crime mystery full of endless twists and turns as Scottish detective, Louisa Townsend, tries to unravel a series of bizarre deaths on... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Virginia King
Food for Ghosts is set on Tarawa, a coral atoll in the Pacific republic of Kiribati. The detective who ends up investigating the murder which happens here was born on the island... Read morePublished 22 months ago by The booktrail
What a fantastic read, a gripping story with very interesting characters.Published on 20 April 2015 by hollyduff91
A gripping thriller which I couldn't put down - set in an exotic location to give the story a Pacific twist! Read morePublished on 4 Aug. 2014 by Liane Adam
I hope this is the first of a series. Marianne Wheelaghan has taken the classic writer advice - write about what you know. Read morePublished on 8 Nov. 2013 by Amazon-fan
I found this book while filtering through looking for something different to read.
I was drawn in by the front cover, but the rest of the book took me by surprise! Read more
I found this book quite boring, certainly not gripping like other reviewers. It is well written but Louisa is a strange character - arrogant with OCD compulsions. Read morePublished on 17 Feb. 2013 by Elaine Tomasso
Detective Sergeant Louisa Townsend has recently been sent back to the island of her birth, Tarawa, to help the police force. Shortly after she arrives a grisly murder takes place. Read morePublished on 19 Dec. 2012 by Kendra
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