I'd like to thank the Author Janet O'Kane for sending me a signed copy of this book. However it was far to nice to spoil or get grubby reading it, as I wanted to put it with my signed book collection.. (lol... I now have 2) So I also purchased the kindle edition, so i could take it out and about to read, because once i started this book I just didn't want to put it down. i feel privileged to have been asked to read this book. And i'm hoping beyond hope that there will be a lot more books to come from this author. Janet has written a great book, and sometimes as a reader you have to be glad that certain authors took the time to write a bloody good book. For a first book, it was fantastic.
It was a great change for the main character to be a Dr, rather than the norm - detective-.
Zoe Moreland, is a GP she has recently moved to a village in the Borders region of Scotland, hoping for a fresh start and a quiet life. But Unfortunately for her, that's not what she gets! Early one morning while out walking her dog, Zoe finds a body in the remains of the previous nights bonfire, But Zoe doesn't want to get involved, and is reluctant to report it. But she does, and then things start to move, village gossip, police questions and people not being what they seem to be helps this story progress, with its twists and turns it certainly makes you want to keep reading.
I really did like some of the other characters in this book, and especially Kate, Zoe's friend. I think this could be a life long friendship made. Zoe seems to be quite a private person only really opening up to Kate. Which is where you begin to get a proper look into Zoe's past.
I really do think this could be the start of a fantastic series of books, and look forward to reading more.
About the author
When Janet O'Kane outgrew Enid Blyton's books she moved on to what her Mum liked reading: crime novels. And despite occasional dalliances with other types of fiction, that's where she has happily stayed.
Her career before turning to writing full-time included selling underpants to Roger Moore in Harrods of Knightsbridge and marketing nappies for Boots the Chemist. It was when she helped run a GP surgery that she decided a doctor would make an excellent main character for a series of crime novels.
Janet lives in the Scottish Borders with her stonemason husband and two cats, two dogs and far too many chickens. She is now working on the sequel to No Stranger to Death and learning to tap-dance.
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