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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

The One Was taken by Kerry Wilkinson (A Whitecliff Bay Mystery) Book No 2

I think I came to the second book in the series too soon. There seemed to be a sameness which did not ignite my interest.
Millie is herself rather colorless. She has been too much in the critical eye of the public - notorious to the point that she expects the calculated criticsm of the entire town and she has retreated from her peers to just a couple of people and the inmates of the home she volunteers at. A contact from her teen years unravels a mystery, a blackmailing attempt and ultimately flaws amongst those whom she considered teen buddies. This was a story about human frailities rather than mysteries - from the need to be popular, to be attractive to the lure of money above all lofty beliefs. I liked the read from the point of the various characters and how they evolved from the time they were teenagers, and to the way some people's characters never really change. Especially self centred beings. Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

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