The Murders at Fleat House: A compelling mystery from the author of the million-copy bestselling The Seven Sisters series
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La trama è articolata, abbiamo vari pov, storie che sembrano non avere alcun collegamento, ma che in realtà si intersecano in una vicenda fatta di omicidi, suicidi, tradimenti, eredità, segreti, amore, famiglia, fantasmi del passato. A cross between a police procedural and a murder mystery but not quite a Cozy, the likable characters out number the unappealing ones. Overall I really loved this novel, with it blending together some of my favourite aspects from the crime fiction genre. Shuddering, the smell triggering painful memories, the figure nearly stumbled on a pile of underwear thrown carelessly onto the floor.
The Murders at Fleat House is not an adrenaline-rush thriller but at no point in the story, does the reader feel any lapse in pacing. Jazz is likeable and relatable, and her ex is a total tosser who irritated me, but his presence gave Jazz the closure she needed to move to the next chapter in her life! Quizá este libro le sirvió para coger práctica y soltura a la hora de escribir sus posteriores historias. The investigation that proceeds with the arrival of Jazz and Miles reveals the secrets that have connections to events in the past.
This boarding house murder mystery was intriguing and the first few chapters played out well, casting plenty of suspicion. Aunque no cumple todos los requisitos para ser un “cozy mistery” ya que la investigadora pertenece a la policía y aunque hay amor, la dosis es muy leve, para mi encaja en este término. I totally recommend it, and I would read the next book if it was series because the author got me invested in her characters! Este me apreció ideal ya que es su primer y único libro de misterio y creo que he acertado porque la verdad es que me ha entretenido mucho y no puedo ponerle ninguna pega. Reunited with her loyal sergeant Alastair Miles, she enters the closed world of the school, and as Jazz begins to probe the circumstances surrounding Charlie Cavendish's tragic death, events are soon to take another troubling turn.
On top of the school setting leant into the much beloved academia subgenre, which again I absolutely loved. In 2020 she received the Dutch Platinum Award for sales over 300,000 copies for a single novel in one year - a prize last won by J. The Murders at Fleat House is the suspenseful and utterly compelling crime novel from the author of the multimillion-selling The Seven Sisters series, Lucinda Riley.Things happen on and off, which is probably because the book wasn’t thoroughly edited (as mentioned in the foreword). Thanks to her children, Lucinda Riley’s work can continue to be enjoyed thanks to The Murders at Fleat House. Then, a particularly grim discovery at the school makes this the most challenging murder investigation of her career. As snow covers the landscape and another suspect goes missing, Jazz must also confront her personal demons. The narrator – Gemma Whelan – used an even tone which was the perfect choice, as to be honest the writing was rather wordy, old-fashioned, and somewhat droll, likely because the novel was largely unedited (more on that later).