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Stormi's Review: The Murder at Skellin Cottage by Amy Cross

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PUBLISHER: Dark Season Books

RELEASED: February 24, 2017

GENRE: mystery, thriller, suspense

LENGTH: 214 pages

FORMAT: ebook, paperback







Skellin Cottage is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Miles from the nearest town, nestled far out in the English countryside, it's the perfect place for visitors who want to get away from the world for a while. And then one morning the cottage's latest tenant, Deborah Dean, is found brutally murdered. After several months of police inactivity, the cottage's owner Lord Martin Chesleford decides to take matters into his own hands. Hiring former police officer Joanna Mason, who now works alone as a private investigator, he demands that Deborah's murderer is brought to justice. But while Deborah had tried to isolate herself at Skellin Cottage, she'd already begun to attract attention. Terrified of her own past, Deborah lived a life of fear, desperately afraid that the truth would one day be revealed. And as the ongoing investigation uncovers old secrets and new rivalries, another murder is right around the corner.


Deborah is running from a bad past when she is killed in Skellin Cottage, but no one knows who. Jo, a private investigator, is investigating the murder and trying to find the killer while fighting her own battles. As bodies begin to pile up this book follows an unlikely path to the killer.

This book was different than the others I have read from Amy Cross, but it was very good. I was very surprised. It was intriguing and mystery filled. I never knew what was happening until the end. I definitely never saw the big twist of an ending that came. The character was likable and complex. The storyline was captivating.

For a long time, I have been a fan of Amy Cross and this book was different, but just a well written and good as her others. I hope to read more from her in the future.

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