- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1073 KB
- Print Length: 302 pages
- Publisher: Honno Press (16 Mar. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MQY69PQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #190,516 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top customer reviews
So, it was very late on a Sunday night when I finally began reading. I (foolishly) imagined that ten pages would be my tally before sleep would overtake me. I could not have been more wrong. Exhaustion finally halted me at page one hundred and fifty eight! I simply could not put this book down. The following morning, bleary eyed, I immediately pawed the bedside table for the remaining pages. Within hours I’d feasted, and I can tell you, it was good!
Right now I am fighting the urge to spill the beans, to let you know who, what, where and how…..but why should I rob you of this pleasure. Jan has totally succeeded in stepping up from a short story to novel proportions without any loss of stride or charm. She has also given us a detective novel firmly rooted in mid-Wales from someone who knows the subtleties of both location and locals.
I'm positive D.S. Kite will be back very soon, personally I can't wait!
One of the real treats of this story is the description of the landscape of mid Wales - so beautifully drawn you can feel it.
I did enjoy the dialogue - you can hear the characters talking. I am not a Welsh speaker so I would have liked some help on how to pronounce some of the place names - even though I live about 30 mins from Builth Wells and should probably have learnt them by now 😀 - but it doesn't detract from the joy of reading this story - I just made up my own pronunciations!
I really hope Jan Newton writes more stories with these characters to create a series - that would be fun reading!
Strong plotting, with parallel threads and a few surprises.
Natural dialogue, and nice to have a female lead character who appears human.
Would make a great TV series - with a more positive spin than the Hinterland tales!
Most recent customer reviews
This was a good start and a really promising start to a series. It's lovely to see a book set in Wales, and not only that, but Mid Wales, avoiding the big cities. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mr. GH Miller
Very good crime novel. About a young police sergeant, who moves from Manchester to Wales and is pitched straight into helping solve a local crime.Published 10 days ago by Janet Ellard
Julie Kite is a DS, working and living in the UK's second largest metropolitan area. Manchester is a vibrant, hectic, never sleep city, with a high crime rate. Read morePublished 12 days ago by JaneyS
The author has a fine sense of place, and the landscape of the of mid-Wales countryside, and its remoteness, is clearly captured and described. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C.J.O Syer
Great use of setting which cleverly captures Mid Wales. The importance of the family and the community feature strongly as Jan Newton weaves several strands, ramping up the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne Kleiser
Maybe it is the setting in Wales or the layered setting up of the characters, but I immediately took a liking to this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Molly Flanders
An excellent book with a storyline that pulls you along wanting to read more and find the answer to the main plot but also with just the right interest in side plots of some of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ccb griffiths
If you want to feel what it's like to move to rural Wales while trying to start a new chapter in your life then this book is for you.... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jason lee
Couldn't put the book down. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope there will be another one soon in this series.Published 2 months ago by LYNN ROWLANDS