Title: The Quiet Village
Author: T.J. Walter
Stars: 4 stars
I picked this book up as the description and locale peaked my interest. I enjoy a well written mystery novel but this contains just a tad more. Is it a murder mystery (it contains several murders), is it a modern romance story (a mutual attraction is discovered and acted upon, or is it a story about life in a small village in England? I was pleased to find that it was a very good compilation of all three and made for a very pleasant read, and is my favorite, there is a twist at the end which leaves it to the reader to decide if justice has prevailed. I think so but perhaps my viewpoint is jaded so every reader will have to make that decision for themselves.
I have rated this book 4 stars.
I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.Thank you Frank for your review
John Brookes retires after a busy career as a London detective. He discovers a quiet village deep in the countryside and settles there. He makes new friends and finds a new love, but there are undercurrents; events that threaten his newfound peace. Then a murder occurs and he finds himself drawn into the investigation, unsure of who among his new friends he can trust. How will he overcome this without losing all he has gained?
Kindle Edition, 447 pages
Published August 2nd 2017
The response that The Quiet Village has received has been overwhelming. I can only thank all those people who read the book and especially those who then took the time and trouble to review or rate the work. Your feedback is invaluable as well as stimulating; my most sincere thanks to you all. It is only right and proper that I respond to your comments.
Let me say how I came to write the story in the first place. After a long career in policing, I found myself in a seaside apartment overlooking Table Mountain in South Africa. Retirement suited me as I am inherently lazy. Nevertheless, I needed something to occupy my mind.
I started to write. By then I was in my sixties and had already led an interesting life. An autobiography was my first effort. Sadly, the literary world was not yet ready for such an exposure and I couldn’t find a publisher. But I had gotten the bug; the urge to write was firmly established in my mind. The problem then was; what should I write about?