THE PALE COMPANION
Reviewed by Rachel
A Hyde, MyShelf.Com
But the groom is extremely
reluctant; a wild hermit lives in the woods and a trio of Bible-thumping
morality players are also playing on the estate. Nick Revill has been
set upon in Salisbury and has made the acquaintance of the unconventional
magistrate Adam Fielding and his beautiful daughter Kate and with whom
he fancies himself in love. But he will be seeing a lot more of the magistrate
under different circumstances when the murders start happening and he
takes it upon himself to lend a hand in their solution.
The story is an enjoyable country house murder, cozy perhaps, but a great armchair read and I certainly didn't guess it all. Gooden has a great storytelling style and this is his best effort yet, although I would like to get to know the other players better. Nick has a way of describing events, people met and giving opinions, but without including a clear picture of his fellow players, which is a pity. This aside, I look forward to his next adventure.
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