Can I give it 4 1/2 stars?
I thoroughly enjoyed The Ophelia Trap. Kate Burns writing grabbed me with the first page and held me right until the end.
Julia Henry is independent and strong willed. She has witnessed a death of a young woman she barely knows, but she is driven to find out what really happened.
This story is full of twists and turns, a glimpse of paranormal, deceit, murder, lies and depravity and deep and painful secrets that change lives when they are revealed. I loved the way Kate Burns let the story line unfold and I didn`t foresee the way it played out until it was happening.
I also enjoyed the little bits of community and history that she included in the book. For me it added to the color and rounded out the story
This is a great read for anyone who enjoys a mystery, with a bit of danger and a heroine who is determined to solve it. I am looking forward to Kate Burns next book!
I enjoyed The Board Game Murders. It reminded me of one of those old English "Who Done It" movies. Charles Moneymaker and his friend and associate, John Reading are invited to spend Christmas at a friends place in the country near Boston. A paralyzing blizzard moves in and everything is set for a weekend of intrigue, mystery and murder. The plot twists and turns and you don't know until near the end who the unlikely culprit is! Of course Moneymaker and Reading solve it before the police are able to; after all, that was half the fun in the story.
This is a short read, easily accomplished in an evening. It was entertaining and kept the reader guessing. I recommend it for a an evening cuddled under a blanket, with the fireplace burning. Just put your game board away first!