“A young woman named Zara goes missing, one year to the day that her boyfriend, Joel, was killed in a hit-and-run. Is Zara in danger? Is she still alive? What really happened to Joel, and who is to blame?
In the quiet seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, the police appear to be doing little to find Zara. Her friend Janie decides to make it her mission to track her down. It’s the “swinging sixties”, and Janie fears that Zara may be mixed up with drugs, alcohol, or worse. As Janie explores the strange circumstances of Zara’s disappearance, she starts to question the truth about Joel’s death.
Janie runs the mobile library and has a passion for crime fiction, especially Agatha Christie. Can Poirot help Janie solve the mystery of Zara’s disappearance?
As she looks for clues she comes across some unsavory characters who each have a reason for wanting Joel dead. Can Janie untangle the web of lies and find out the truth?”
I was honoured to be asked to be a part of this blog tour when another blogger pulled out, but their loss is my gain and what a gain this book was I really enjoyed it.
Everything about it was brilliant the setting, the people, the places , the story, but I will touch on each of them
the setting of 1960’s England at the hight of the beatlemania was believable and could imagine it all taking place.
The characters well very well written and I could see myself interacting with them and getting to know them such were their depth, the big hearted lead heroine, Janie is an immediately loveable character who I was drawn to straight away , in fact I liked and was drawn to all the characters major and minor for a variety of reasons.
The story is a twisty one, the last few books I’ve listened to have had that definite theme, but this one especially, in true who dunnit fashion the story keeps you guessing right up to the very end, even if you do figure out what’s going on you will not be disappointed by the story.
The narrator for this homegrown sleuthfest was Penny Scott-Andrews and absolutely delightful voice a childlike quality which is in no way a bad thing , Penny tells the story in a wonderful way, kept me hooked from beginning to end.
If your a fan of British classic twisty turny who dunnit then grab this your ears will definitely thank you for it.
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