Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Loved It! 'Death at Thorburn Hall' - Drew Farthering Mysteries 6 - by Julianna Deering

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About the book:

Investigating a suspicious accident leads Drew on a path that points to international intrigue and ever-growing danger
Drew Farthering arrives in idyllic Scotland for the 1935 British Open at Muirfield, hoping for a relaxing holiday with his wife, Madeline, and friend Nick. But death meets him once again when Lord Rainsby, their host at Thorburn Hall, is killed in a suspicious riding accident--only days after confiding in Drew his fears that his business partner was embezzling funds.

Thorburn Hall is filled with guests, and as Drew continues to dig, he realizes that each appears to have dark motives for wanting Rainsby out of the way. Together with Madeline and Nick, he must sort through shady business dealings, international intrigue, and family tensions to find a killer who always seems to be one step ahead.

My review:

This was such a fun, fascinating read and I didn't want to put it down!  I loved the wit and banter, along with the intriguing mystery.  The characters were wonderful; Drew was funny, clever and a British gentleman.  His American wife was a great match for him and it was sweet to see how much they loved each other.  It was fun to watch them root for their friends to get together as it seemed to be a long time coming.  I haven't read the other books in the series yet, but I'm going to be changing that soon!  There was some talk about events from previous books, but I didn't feel lost.  It reminded me a little of Downton Abbey because of the setting, even though it does take place later.  The mystery was very interesting and it was a bit hard to figure out.  There was talk about Hitler and what was happening in Germany leading up to the war, which I always find fascinating.  Drew and Madeline had more of a quiet faith; Madeline talked about trusting in God and Drew also talked some about his faith.  There was also some exciting action.  I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it!

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Julianna Deering
    Photo courtesy of Tonya Sides Photography

    Julianna Deering

    Julianna Deering is the creator of the acclaimed Drew Farthering Mystery series. She has always loved British history and is a particular fan of the writings of Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a...
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