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The Murders at Fleat House: A compelling mystery from the author of the million-copy bestselling The Seven Sisters series

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The author is a household name for fans of historical fiction, but The Murders At Fleat House is her first foray into crime fiction and it is so painful to know that she wouldn’t be able to continue writing this genre as her central protagonist DI Jazz Hunter seems like someone who needs a series by her own. Closing the door quietly and switching on the light, the figure was aware almost immediately of the ingrained, musty smell of unwashed socks, sweat and raging hormones which had, over the years, permeated every nook and cranny of Fleat House. It was also clear that many of the characters had secrets and things were indeed very related and the answers lay in the past. todo al contrario, porque la historia se desarrolla en un colegio tradicional inglés, repleto de secretos y de. To sum up, The Murders at Fleat House is an engaging mystery with an elaborate plot and a capable main lead.

Riley nos va dejando las piezas, juega al engaño y al despiste, pero nos permite ir armando el caso poco a poco, una pieza aquí, otra allá y la definitiva, no demasiado pronto. An enjoyable standalone crime saga with an intriguing unfolding investigation making for a four star read rating.

The book world lost a literary star last year when popular fiction author Lucinda Riley sadly passed away. But, I understand why, as the way the book ended it was obvious that this was supposed to be the start of a series featuring DI Jazz Hunter, and her team. Effectively talking about the bullying and psychological trauma suffered by some students, the author has also highlighted issues of alcohol addiction thus creating a twisty page-turner.

Primer libro que leo de esta autora, el único que escribió de esta temática y publicado póstumamente por su hijo. I guessed relatively early who the perpetrator would turn out to be, and had worked out many of the twists - some rather painfully obvious to a crime thriller junkie like me - far ahead of our intrepid DI. This story immediately felt different from the others I’ve read by Lucinda Riley because it’s an unsettling, tense mystery through and through.Leave the phones out and it could easily be the 1900´s, the thinking and the tone/language just don´t feel modern.

As staff at the school close ranks, the disappearance of a young pupil and the death of an elderly classics master provide Jazz with important leads, but are destined to complicate the investigation further. Tiene cierta dosis de denuncia social, un poquitito de romance y la cantidad justa de personajes para poder seguirlos sin coger papel y lápiz. Soon Jazz is faced with her most perplexing investigation, unaware Fleat House hides dark secrets involving the past she could not have imagined. As staff at the school close ranks, the disappearance of young pupil Rory Millar and the death of an elderly Classics master provide Jazz with important leads, but are destined to complicate the investigation further. Alrededor de Fleat House tendremos asesinatos, desapariciones, confesiones falsas, algo de bullying (nada escabroso, lo cual es de agradecer) y, ¿cómo no?

Rodzina autorki zdecydowała się jednak wypuścić powieść w takiej formie, jak zostawiła po sobie Riley. The Murders at Fleat House is a suspenseful and utterly compelling crime novel from the author of the multimillion-selling The Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley. My sense of trust, concern and blame shifted as the novel made its way from the beginning through to the end. This really made the book not enjoyable for me which is such a shame since the book had so much potential, the case was interesting and I liked the idea of it.

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