Shadow Over the Fens (DI Nikki Galena #2) by Joy Ellis

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Published: June 30, 2016

Format: Audio/OverDrive

WHO CAN NIKKI TRUST WITH TWO BRUTAL KILLERS LOOSE ON THE FENS?

Someone terrible from DS Joseph Easter’s past is back . . .

DI Nikki Galena’s friend and neighbour meets a tragic end but there’s more to his death than meets the eye . . .

A man is found executed on a piece of wasteland in Greenborough town. The cold-blooded murder triggers terrible memories for DS Joseph Easter. Just when things seemed to be going well for DS Easter, he realises that the nightmare is coming back, threatening his career, his sanity, and maybe his life.

In a breath-taking conclusion even DI Galena begins to doubt him as he faces a race against time to save someone very close to him.

Set in the Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.

Review –

Joseph has decided to join the team and stay as DCI Nikki Galena’s sergeant and he is just getting over his injury from the first book. Now things are going horribly wrong for him as someone very bad from his past is back or is he? His competence is being questioned as nobody else has really seen the guy, but now people are being killed.

Nikki has come to trust Joseph and so she believes him when he says that it was Billy,(Joesph’s evil friend from the past) but that is not the only case they have her friend and neighbor Martin, looked to have committed suicide but she just can’t believe he would do that so she refuses to call it that and investigates.

Shadows Over the Fens was a very enjoyable and  interesting listen as things were not really looking good for Joseph, but yet you just know he can’t be doing anything bad. I thought I might know a bit how it was going to turn out and I was right on a few things but it still was a bit surprising. I am really enjoying getting to know DCI Nikki and DS Joseph! (still hoping something develops between these two)

 

 

 

 

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Aunt Dimity’s Death by Nancy Atherton

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Book Description

Release date: November 1, 1993 | Series: Aunt Dimity Mystery
…Until the Dickensian law firm of Willis & Willis summons her to a reading of the woman’s will. Down-on-her-luck Lori learns she’s about to inherit a sizable estate–if she can discover the secret hidden in a treasure trove of letters in Dimity’s English country cottage. What begins as a fairy tale becomes a mystery–and a ghost story–in an improbably cozy setting, as Aunt Dimity’s indomitable spirit leads Lori on an otherworldly quest to discover how, in this life, true love can conquer all.
Review –
While in the public library looking for a book to read, I came across this new series, Aunt Dimity Mysteries, by Nancy Atherton and decided to pick one up. I brought it home, began reading it that night and finished it the next morning, went back to the library and checked out three more.
It is a charming series with no murders, no sex and no bad languarg.You  just don’t find that combination much anything and it’s very refreshing.
The series deals with a ghost or spirit that writes in a blue journal,a pink stuffed bunny that seems to have magical powers  and delightful characters.
 I am so glad I ran across this series of books.