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The Windermere Witness (The Lake District Mysteries Book 1) by [Tope, Rebecca]
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'Rich in psychological insight ... Tope is particularly skilled in creating interesting and unique characters' Deadly Pleasures

About the Author

REBECCA TOPE lives on a smallholding in Herefordshire, with a full complement of livestock, but manages to travel the world and enjoy civilisation from time to time as well. Most of her varied experiences and activities find their way into her books, sooner or later.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 730 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby; Reprint edition (26 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A4JNL9Y
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,408 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Hardcover
I have read several other books by this author and always found them to be well written, a light, cosy crime genre.

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.
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Having thoroughly enjoyed the Cotswold Mysteries,I was thrilled to discover that Rebecca Tope had chosen another of my favourite
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.
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I have read all of Ms Tope's Cotswold Mystery's and enjoyed them so downloaded this book as soon as I saw it especially as The Lake District is one of my favourite places having done my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Expedition there. I am familiar with lots of places in The Lakes and recognised some of them in this novel which was lovely. The first three quarters of the book had me captivated but I'm afraid the ending was a bit of a disappointment as I felt it was almost thrown together and didn't feel like something that would actually happen somehow. The characters didn't behave as one would expect them to behave. So a good read for the most part but in my opinion not five stars due to the weak ending.
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Format: Paperback
This is my first Tope. I know the Lake District well. This author strikes me as knowing it from a day trip and a map perusal. It could have been set anywhere in the country since the author does not take advantage of the character or nature of Lakeland and its people.

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.
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Badly drawn characters and totally unrealistic reactions by the protaganist to outrageous coincidences! Almost as though it was written in a hurry.
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I really wanted to like this book. I persevered. Living in the Lake District, I hoped that familiar places would jump out at me. The book started slowly, the links between Simmy and the other characters were a little unbelievable. Tope went to great lengths to research certain things - Baddely clock for example had a two page description, but then the a little length of Windermere Lake was way off (something that anyone could find in less than 10 secs on google!). The end was both forced and rushed.

I won't be rushing out to by the sequel - 'Ambleside Alibi'
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Very disappointed. Book took a long time to get into and didn't quite capture the beauty and eeriness of the Lake District that it could have.
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Did anything much happen in this book? I must have fallen asleep half way through. Sorry, but I didn't think Rebecca Tope could produce a more irritatingly irrational heroine than the one in her Cotswold books, but she has. In the real world she would have been arrested herself well before the end of the book. And as for the end of the book, was it raining/wasn't it? I missed the bit after Moxon had insisted Simmy join him at her own house and then changed his mind and so it didn't matter. What? And the denouement was completely wishy-washy to the point I was convinced the groom was gay!
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