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Crime/mystery novel with some romance
Reviewed in Australia on 22 October 2019
This would be a good crime/mystery novel except that the revelations and the identity of the perpetrator are telegraphed early and come as no surprise. The setting is Kangaroo Island and the description of the place and the ever present ocean are evocative. I would take the author to task for using the word ‘candy’. Although understood, it is not commonly used by Australians yet several characters say it. Furthermore, American crime solving procedures that are not applicable in Australia are described. The author has been reading too many American crime novels.