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She can trust no one as she follows a twisting maze of greed and malice to ferret out a killer Review

Friday, March 16th, 2018
Amy M. Reade
Genre: Mystery/Thriller


The emerald hills and violet valleys of
Wales seem the ideal place to start over after murder-and
divorce-shattered Eilidh’s life in the Scottish Highlands. But
within the stone walls of an ancient castle, a family’s dark,
violent past threatens much more than her newfound tranquility . . .
For the past two years, Eilidh has
called the quaint Welsh village of Thistlecross home, embracing her
new life as estate manager of a restored fifteenth-century castle.
But the long-anticipated arrival of her employer’s three estranged
sons and their wives transforms Gylfinog Castell from a welcoming
haven to a place seething with dangerous secrets. When the escalating
tensions culminate in murder, Eilidh must sift through a castle full
of suspects both upstairs and downstairs. She can trust no one as she
follows a twisting maze of greed and malice to ferret out a killer
who’s breaching every defense, preparing to make Eilidh the next to

After she divorce her jailed husband, Eilidh has a great job as the person in charge of a castle and becomes friends with the owner. For two years things go well for all involved, until Annabel invites her three sons and their wives for a visit. Annabel thinks she can amend for the lack of protection she gave her sons under the brutal abuse they received from their father. Instead her favorite son is murdered and she dies just days later.

Murder in Thistlecross, by Amy M. Reade is a great story with twists and predictions alike. It is well done and will be good reading for those who enjoy murder mysteries with a light romance. I enjoyed the journey and the ending of this tale, as it takes us through what happens after the murders are resolved.  It makes a nice summer read or is great to  curl up with by the fire.

bestselling author Amy
M. Reade 
is also the author
Secrets of Hallstead
 and The
Ghosts of Peppernell Manor
. She
grew up in northern New York, just south of the Canadian border, and
spent her weekends and summers on the St. Lawrence River. She
graduated from Cornell University and then went on to law school at
Indiana University in Bloomington. She practiced law in New York City
before moving to southern New Jersey, where, in addition to writing,
she is a wife, a full-time mom and a volunteer in school, church and
community groups. She lives just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic
Ocean with her husband and three children as well as a dog and two
cats. She loves cooking and all things Hawaii and is currently at
work on her next novel.
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