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The Windermere Witness (The Lake District Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 4 in The Lake District Mysteries (4 Book Series)
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This book however is totally different, I almost could not believe it was written by the same person.
I found the plot line, based around a group abusive middle aged men and an underlying theme of young children being groomed, to be quite creepy and unpleasant.
As for the leading character, Persimmon. She presented as a total door mat who spent her time running here and there at the bidding of a group of people she hardly knew. This was a very feeble way of working a main character into the plot and most of the time, resulted in quite unbelievable scenarios being created.
As for the ending. I wont spoil it for those who may choose to read this book all the way through, but it has to be one of the most ridiculous conclusions ever and I cant believe that even a doormat character would have been quite so acquiescent in the way she responded to the criminals.
places,The Lake District,in which to set her latest book.I couldn't have been more disappointed! Everything about it seemed contrived - especially the relationship between the main character and the family of the victims.I read to the end,but it was a struggle. As for The Lake District,it could have been set anywhere.Awful.
The location of the second death and its manner simply are unbelievable. Has Tope ever sat and had an ice cream at one of the busiest places in the LD? If she had, she would realise the near impossibility of someone carrying out that kind of killing there. (She also takes huge liberties with the streets there too - clearly she is not an observer of yellow lines - well I suppose they don't appear on the map she used.)
She also seems to think nothing of walking miles from Ambleside to Troutbeck and from Troutbeck to Windermere in day to day clothes - at least she makes no mention of changing.
Her main character is unbelievably accosted by the first victim but this is such a weak pretext that is not giveni more credence later. She is consulted by the family and friends yet they ask nothing. These are people with millions and to them she would be invisible.
Tope introduces a child for no particular reason except to pad out the book. Why does Tope waste pages that could have given background or detail.
The reason for the killings is weak and hardly credible especially given the lack of background. The perpetrator is only found out by an act that again is not credible given the location and nature of the killing. Clearly Tope knows not a lot about old rifles.
In summary, a poor plot, poorly written, poorly researched, poorly located.
I won't be rushing out to by the sequel - 'Ambleside Alibi'
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Lake District and each visit leaves me in awe of its natural beauty. It is very easy to see how the place has inspired the best writers. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Asha
I was looking for a new crime writer without too much blood and gore, and thought Rebecca Tope might fit the bill. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MrsB