The Bones She Buried

As I’ve said before, I look for foreign authors and unique stories, but there are many quality writers in the US. Regan is a new author to me, another cheap Amazon buy.

This is book 5 of the Detective Josie Quinn series. The first 4 were all released in 2018 with this one in 2019. The story is well told with plenty of suspects but little evidence. If you are up to the task, there is enough evidence that you might figure it out around the three-quarter mark, but not likely. Regan does give us a look at the evidence, so I feel a little dim that it took me so long to piece it together. I blame it on the Thanksgiving turkey.

I’ll give her a 4-star rating.

Mike Lawrence

Hanging Hill

This is another book I downloaded from Amazon when it was on sale, something of a pig-in-a-poke. I did not know the author, so bought it on the strength of the Amazon description. What could be better than murder in Bath, England?

Turns out to be even better than murder in Bath. The story involves two estranged sisters who become involved in opposite ends of a complex story. When they meet in the middle, it becomes sisters against the world.

I really like the book. It was a bit slow in the beginning, mostly because of the repetition of Sally’s self-doubts, and Zoe’s to a lesser extent. Even so, it was clear that trouble was just a page away. Hayder kept me reading.

You will probably guess some of the endings, but if you get it all figured out, you must be in Mensi.

Mike Lawrence