Title: The Bluebonnet Betrayal
Author: Marty Wingate
Stars: 4 out of 5
The author has the ability to make you believe you are in England with her vivid descriptions of the people and places where the story takes place. A tidy murder is presented and then the reader is led down the proverbial garden path in an effort to solve the crime. Can the reader understand the subtle clues that are strewn about and solve the murder before the author presents the murderer? If seeking to do so always remember what a red herring is used for.
I gave this book a four star rating and would recommend it anyone who likes a relative non violent crime which requires some thought to solve.
I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
Pru’s life in England is coming full circle. A Texas transplant, she’s married to the love of her life, thriving in the plum gardening position she shares with her long-lost brother, and prepping a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit featuring the beloved bluebonnets of the Texas hill country. Technically, Twyla Woodford, the president of a gardening club in the Lone Star State, is in charge of the London event, but Pru seems to be the one getting her hands dirty. When they finally do meet, Pru senses a kindred spirit—until Twyla turns up dead.
Although Twyla’s body was half buried under a wall in their display, Pru remains determined to mount a spectacular show. Twyla would have insisted. So Pru recruits her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, to go undercover and do a bit of unofficial digging into Twyla’s final hours. If Pru has anything to say about it, this killer is going to learn the hard way not to mess with Texas.
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