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Monday, April 24, 2023

The One Who Fell by Kerry Wilkinson A Whitecliff Bay Mystery. BOok 1

I am behind schedule with the reading of this triology. I hope I can complete it by the end of the month. Whitecliff Bay is a bit dreary as a setting. That was my first impression. But like all small towns there is gossip, secrets which unravel slowly in the strangest ways. Millie has a colorful past. By innuendo accused (and believed by many) to have murdered her parents, subsequently accused by public shaming of an affair with a married MP, divorced by hercondescending, know it all husband, deprived custody of her only son, Millie is stoic and resigned. This can get irritating when we get to the bottom of her story. Working as a volunteer at an old peoples home, Ingrid one of the inmates discloses that she saw a young woman on the roof of a very tall house directly in front of the home. Whether to brush this off as imagination or not is Millie's dilemma. The story picks up from there and slowly unravels in a sequence. The setting was drab, millie herself colorless for the most part, her own house characterless so that drawing a good story out of dullness was clever. The story was precise, cleverly put together. Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

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