By Ellen Larson 
Savvy Press - June 1999
ISBN 0966987705 – Trade Paper

Psychological Mystery


Reviewed by Pam Stone, MyShelf.Com
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THE HATCH AND BROOD OF TIME is the first in a series of Natalie Jorday.


Natalie lives in the corner of northwestern New Jersey called Bergen County in a town called Haworth where she has lived her whole life. She is a newspaper reporter that has a talent for getting all the facts.


Natalie has a brother Daniel, who has been in trouble with the law most of his life and now an ex-girlfriend is found murdered, 26-year-old Lydia Dow who was very pretty and obsessed with danger and the high that it gave her, was found semi-frozen beneath the Parkway, she had been missing since Feb 8th, and police suspect that is the same day that she died. Daniel is a suspect because of his past with the police.  Natalie feels that she is the only one to clear her brother. This story is about relationships, family betrayal, greed and Natalie must sift through this maze and clear her brother.


The unique characters are all real to life and any one of them could be the murderer.  The author has created a woman (Natalie) as fascinating as her world is haunting.  Natalie manages to uncover secrets of the past, even though some of them may hurt her and Daniel. What a fabulous character she is!


This is not just a mystery of "who did it?" but "why?"  Ellen Larsen's first outing is a force to be reckoned with, expect big things from this author.


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