When she makes the move from England to France, hopeful baker Isobel wants to start a new life, but being the new girl in the village she soon gets attention from the police after local vineyard owner Cecile is found murdered. With suspicion growing around her, could Isobel be hiding something? And why is her new employer’s son behaving so oddly towards her? Meanwhile, two other recent arrivals to the area face the task of tracking down the killer, but Inspector Max Mallery hasn’t bargained for red-headed Yorkshireman Jack Hobbs as his sidekick. Can the ill-matched duo work out what’s going on?
This is the first in what I expect will be a ‘Mallery & Hobbs’ series and is an enjoyable read with plenty of clues to get us wondering where’s the plot is leading. The text is peppered with AJs usual delightful descriptions, creating lovely images of the French scenery. Along with a bunch of odd-ball characters to populate her mystery, the author creates a tale that mixes murder, mystery and a touch of romance.
Another winner from a talented author.
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