Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Murder on the Moor - A Review

Published - February 2017, Bethany House Publishers
Author - Julianna Deering
Series - Drew Farthering Mystery Book 5
Title - Murder on the Moor
Format - ebook, paper
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About the book (from Amazon):At the urgent request of an old school friend, Drew and Madeline Farthering come to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors, a place as moody and mysterious as a Brontë hero. There have been several worrisome incidents out on the moor--property destroyed, fires started, sheep and cattle scattered--and worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church. Drew's friend is obviously smitten with his bride of eight months, though it's hard to imagine what she sees in the awkward man. Drew can't help wondering if her affections lie more with the man's money and estate, while her romantic interests focus on their fiery Welsh gamekeeper. As the danger grows ever closer, it's up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what is really going on, and find the killer before it's too late.

My thoughts:
I'm really glad that these books don't necessarily have to be read in order. I think I've read books 1, 3, and 5. Of the ones I've read, I think that this one may be my favorite one.

First of all Drew and Madeline are delightful. I've forgotten how much I've enjoyed them. I also really enjoyed the fact that there are TONS of suspects, but as a reader, I didn't really know which one was the killer. I've read some mysteries where the killer's identity is known in the first few chapters. That wasn't the case with this book. I had an idea, and I ended up being wrong. But the killer's identity didn't completely surprise me either.

I loved how Drew and Madeline both almost stumble on the clues in the case. This book really was a delightful read. I found it to be a true mystery.

I received a copy for free from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to like the book, only give my opinion. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of mysteries

Rating - 4 stars