- File Size: 631 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (May 27, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 27, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0053H9KZ6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#2,599,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #8950 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Historical
- #10735 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
- #18546 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery
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The murder mystery, which is the occasion for all these different characters being thrown together in a particular locale, could have been more carefully plotted and its resolution seemed rushed. However the strength of the book is not a great murder mystery. The strength of the book is in the beautifully drawn characters and their intricately portrayed ancestoral stories that make you feel connected to them like family. The strength of the book is in the incredibly atmospherically drawn portrait of this island, its history, its inhabitants and the constantly shifting mood of the weather and the sea that seeps into our characters bones. The strength of this book is that it makes you want to set a while and just listen to the cadences of the stories and the voices in which they are expressed and watch as island life passes you by.
I think if you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel you would like this. It has a very similar feel in terms of becoming drawn in to an isolated, self-reliant community of loveable people who have a tough life but who welcome the right kind of strangers into the fold.
My best recommendation is that I immediately rushed off to buy more of Nash Black's books. And there is a recipe at the end of this book that's worth the price of admission alone.
At the heart of the story is an intense mystery, which kept me turning pages, while the author kept me enthralled and delighted with such phrases as "Matt can charm the scent off a skunk". Magical! I hope to read more of the charming Young brothers, they and Miss Tosh have been a pleasure to meet.