Sunday, May 29, 2022

The Murders at Fleat House

The Murders at Fleat House is a well written British crime procedural by the late author Lucinda Riley. Released 26th May 2022, it's 344 pages (print) and is available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats. 

This is a well constructed British murder police procedural featuring an intelligent and strong female lead. The characterisations are nuanced and believable, the plotting is especially twisty and engaging with several disparate subplots in flashback which are not explained in context but intertwine throughout the book to a very well done climax, denouement, and one of the best (and most satisfying) resolutions I've read in a while. 

This would have been a very promising start to a new series, but was unfortunately released by her family posthumously. 

Four stars. This would be a good choice for public library acquisition, as well as for fans of modern British procedurals. Spelling and vernacular are British English, but won't pose problems for readers who are outside the UK.  

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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