British Mystery Author Veronica Heley has often been my guest. This year I offered to review her latest mystery. So here it is!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was my first Ellie Quicke mystery and I found Veronica Heley a very good writer.
The character Claire really got to me. I really identified with Ellie coming home from a trip abroad and finding her household turned upside down–furniture moved around, her longtime cleaning crew dismissed by Claire, someone whom she barely knows and who is working for her… Everything feels like a bad dream.
And I found myself wanting to hit Claire with a big wet fish right in the face. (I’m not usually violent!) What she had done to Ellie’s home felt as if it had been done to me. That’s the sign of good writing.
Ellie sorts it all out and finds out just how nasty the cult Claire is part of and justice is done. Thank goodness!
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