on Oct. 28, 2014 :
DEADLY IN THYME Rebecca Nolen
A most compelling read. I would have to say it’s the best I have read for some time. And what a great voice. Nolen’s eloquent writing and jam-packed descriptions of the old English villages, of Cornwall, Devon, and Wales drew me right in. The colloquialisms, and, of course, the plots within plots, held me there.
This story is not as simple as it may first appear. As in her other book, The Dry, Nolen carries the story along at a steady pace.
We first have Annie, the little girl who has disappeared. Sure, her shoe is found on the foot of a dead child. But is that child Annie? The mother insists it is not. So we have two missing children? Yet no one has claimed the other.
Annie’s mother is living under a false name. So what or who is she running from?
And which of the villagers know the full story, and who’s not telling the whole truth? This is a comprehensive read, a real psychological thriller, and deserves readers who appreciate those combined quality. I know I did. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)