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A Fatal Mistake: A gripping, twisty murder mystery perfect for all crime fiction fans (Ryder and Loveday, Book 2) (English Edition) Kindle-editie
A brand new Ryder & Loveday mystery from global bestseller Faith Martin
Summer 1960, Oxford
In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead.
Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy.
The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation.
One thing is certain though, something doesn’t seem quite right about the university’s most popular student….
The Ryder and Loveday Series
Book 1: A FATAL OBSESSION
Book 2: A FATAL MISTAKE
Book 3: A FATAL FLAW
Book 4: A FATAL SECRET
Book 5: A FATAL TRUTH
Book 6: A FATAL AFFAIR
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Over de auteur
Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts.--Deze tekst verwijst naar de paperback editie.
- ASIN : B07BQKHV7G
- Uitgever : HQ Digital (5 september 2018)
- Taal : Engels
- Bestandsgrootte : 1900 KB
- Tekst-naar-spraak : Ingeschakeld
- Schermlezer : Ondersteund
- Verbeterd lettertype : Ingeschakeld
- X-Ray : Ingeschakeld
- Word Wise : Ingeschakeld
- Printlengte : 279 pagina's
- Plaats in bestsellerlijst: #54,028 in Kindle Store (Top 100 in bekijkenKindle Store)
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WPC Trudy Loveday truly is a woman trying to make her way in a man’s world. The story is set in 1960 when female police officers were not exactly welcomed with open arms. She cops for all the rubbish and boring jobs. It’s as if they give Trudy the jobs that nobody else will do. Trudy doesn’t let that put her off though and she is still as determined as ever that she will impress her bosses and she will become a successful and well respected police officer. Trudy is one tough, feisty and determined young lady. I also loved the way in which she got on with Dr. Clement Ryder, who is the local coroner. They have worked together before and Dr. Ryder is one of the few men, who actually respect WPC Trudy Loveday and he values her opinions. Dr. Ryder did get on my nerves a bit to start with as he seemed a bit up himself but I soon changed my opinion. Dr. Ryder is just a doctor, who has a need to get to the truth of how and why somebody has died, no matter how ugly that truth might be. Together they make a fantastic working partnership and I look forward to reading many more of their joint investigations.
Oh my days it didn’t take me long at all to get into this book. I picked up this book at an ideal time for me because I was suffering a flare up of my chronic back pain and I was in need of a distraction. Well ‘A Fatal Mistake’ was certainly a distraction and a half. The first chapter started a little slow but it didn’t take long for the action and investigation to take off. When it got going, boy did it get going. I soon became addicted to reading ‘A Fatal Mistake’. The more I read, the more I got into the book and the more I wanted to read. I just couldn’t put the book down. My Kindle wasn’t glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it came everywhere with me. I couldn’t bear to be parted from the book and I seriously begrudged having to put the book down, which didn’t go down well with my Labradors. The story kept me hooked from the moment I got into the book and kept my attention throughout. Usually when I read a book, my mind wanders part way through and I have to re-read certain parts but not in this case. There were twists, turns and little surprises on almost every page. Reading ‘A Fatal Mistake’ was a lot like riding a sometimes scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride. ‘A Fatal Mistake’ certainly kept me guessing. I smugly thought that I had worked out who the murderer was and what their motives were, only to realise that I was wrong and the story took me down another path entirely.
In short, I absolutely loved reading ‘A Fatal Mistake’ and I can’t wait to read more cases involving Dr. Clement Ryder and WPC Trudy Loveday. Faith Martin is a fantastic writer, who is right up there on my ‘drop everything to read their next book’ favourite authors list. I can’t wait to read what she comes up with next. I adore the series involving Ryder and Loveday just as much as I adore the Hilary Greene series. I would definitely recommend this author and her books to other readers. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a well deserved 5* out of 5*.
Characterization was poor - all students were depicted as rich layabouts, and the portrayal of the Duke's son was frankly puerile. The overuse of exclamation marks was irritating at best and childish at worst (as if to say "Look what a clever sentence I have written!") and what the author would no doubt have depicted as "inverted commas!" was generally unnecessary.
Finally, the plot was weak. OK, some plots will always be weaker than others but to base the book on pornography without saying how the victims were inveigled into it or even (without being too prurient) describing what the photos actually showed was an unnecessary weakness. Oh...and one final point on that: in 1960 a semi-trained WPC and an experienced Coroner would not have found pictures of topless girls disgusting or offensive - just borderline illegal.
I shan't be reading any more of Faith Martin's books (no exclamation mark needed, Faith).