When the body of a transport minister is discovered in the grounds on Honeychurch Hall, suspicion about his unusual demise naturally falls on the folks in the village. After all, who could possibly want a high-speed train line built in their front yard?
News of the murder soon reaches our heroine Kat Stanford’s nemesis Trudy Wynne. A ruthless tabloid journalist and the ex-wife of Kat’s discarded lover, Trudy is out for revenge. She is also interested in exposing–and humiliating–Kat’s mother Iris, who is secretly the international bestselling romance writer Krystalle Storm.
As the body count begins to build, Kat becomes inextricably embroiled in the ensuing scandal. Is the minister’s death the result of a local vendetta, or could it be connected to her mother’s unusual (to say the least) past?
Bubby: Oh, the twistyness that Hannah Dennison creates. I guarantee that nothing is as it seems on the surface with one of her novels. Who is lying and who is truthful? What’s really going on behind those closed doors? The only way to find out is read till the very end!
Sissy: Let’s just start with Trudy. She is so nasty, it’s almost delicious. It takes talent to create such an obnoxiously horrid person. And then there’s Iris, our erstwhile author of lascivious bodice rippers. What an insanely enjoyable character! (My life would be so much better if I found out that Bubby was secretly a writer of erotic fiction, like Iris.) From the scam artist to the people in the village, this book is full of entertaining souls.
Bubby: Sorry, Sissy. Never going to happen! Here’s a lovely clip of author Hannah Dennison herself speaking about English manor houses like Honeychurch Hall (and Downton Abbey, naturally) and their fate in today’s society.
Sissy: Kat Stanford’s continuing adventures in Honeychurch are engaging and humorous and not to be missed.
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