- File Size: 768 KB
- Print Length: 391 pages
- Publication Date: May 3, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZZSNVY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,000,337 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Since posting this review I've learned there has been some revision by the author, which overcome some of my reservations.
As it features two teenagers, toning down the blasphemy and the crude language and sexually-frustrated heroine and fleshing out the twins even further would make it a potential YA coming of age book. (And I would not have had to skip over bits I considered tasteless and unnecessary to the plot.)
Diana Hockley's novel has Detective Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott going to a small Australian town on stress leave. While there she becomes involved in two murder investigations and meets up with her ex-husband, also a policeman, who arrives to head the investigations.
The story is an interesting look at family dynamics, deep family secrets, and life in a small Australian town. I must say some of the Aussie slang threw me for a loop, but Hockley provides a glossary at the end of the book that helps explain many of the terms.
The author presents the story in present tense first person view and third person views that takes some getting used to, but it works.
It is a well written novel which maintains suspense and drama throughout. The romance parts were a little much for my taste, but women readers will love it. There are some hot hunks in this book.
I love the title, but you will have to read the book to find out the significance. I would definitely read more of Diana Hockley's work. There is also a preview of her next novel.
This story cover's Detective Senior Sergeant Susan Prescott's personal life in the past and her current issues as well as the mystery part of finding the correct perpetrator/s as there were several with questionable reasons. There are a slew of character's in this story and I have no idea how Diana M. Hockley could have come up with different scenario's for all of them.
I had to stop a few times to back track my mind and see who was related to who etc. I found myself composing a "family tree" on my sticky notes in my laptop as I went along which saved me from going back, I guess it happens to some of us when we get older :>) LOL.
I found myself giggling at times and the unheard remarks that Susan said to herself shows that Diana has a great sense of humor, as do I. Plus she is a very good author as she kept my interest and there were lots of twists and turns. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Hockley and I look forward to reading more of her books
I love the Australian slang used throughout the story. I've been reading other Aussie authors and have downloaded their slang, strine words for a very quick glance when needed.
I'll close by saying "The Celibate Mouse" title caught me off guard as I grew up on a farm and I laughed out loud when it was mentioned in the story about a celibate mouse. That tickled my funny bone for sure. I think Ms. Hockley's middle name an M must stand for mouse. :>)
I am looking forward to reading more e-books by Diana M. Hockley and I recommend "The Celibate Mouse "
Kudos Diana M. Hockley
Susan crosses paths with her ex-husband David Maguire, the twin's biological father, when he arrives in town to investigate not one, but two murders. The old lady who was murdered had a secret which she was about to tell Susan when she was killed.
An aristocratic family holds the key to finding the murderer, but they have closed ranks, so that their dark secrets will never see the light of day.
I don't want to spoil this story, but the suspense is built up so well, you will be on the edge of your chair most of the time. The final resolution is surprising but very plausible.
A great read if you like plenty of suspense.
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