An English manor home, an unsolved mystery, too many suspects to count… It's the perfect holiday for romance novelist Sara Medlar.
After solving two murder cases in their hometown of Lachlan, Florida, Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery. Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend of hers in England. Upon arrival at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old estate that has been converted to a luxury hotel, Kate and Jack quickly realize that Sara is up to something. They learn that Sara has also invited a number of others to join them at Oxley.
When everyone assembles, Sara lets them know why they are there. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven't been heard from since—and Sara wants to solve the case. As the people who were there the night the two went missing, the guests find themselves cast in a live mystery-theater event.
In reenacting the events of that night, it becomes clear that everyone has something to hide and no one is safe, especially when the discovery of a body makes it clear that at least one of the people who disappeared was murdered.
Sara, Jack and Kate are once again at the heart of a mysterious case that only they are able to solve. But someone is willing to continue to kill to keep the truth about Oxley Manor buried, and none of the guests are safe.
New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux has crafted another irresistible case in her bestselling Medlar Mystery series.
Yeah, we get to spend more time with these characters! And Kate and Jack finally, finally, are at the point to have a romantic relationship. The will they, won't they is a side, but significant, part of this book, at least as a continuation of the a series story arc!
This is the first book that doesn't take place in Florida. Instead, we're in England, and there's atmosphere and decades old mystery. I loved watching it all unfold! And meeting these characters who haven't been together since everything imploded, that was really fantastic!
Entitlement. That's a big theme in this book. There's a lot of rich characters, in the present, and in the past, when the events of the mystery were taking place. Well, the initial mystery. There's a few threads, and it was interesting to see what connected, and what didn't!
One of my favourite parts was the play that they put on, that was written in the book as what happened, the events they were recreating, not the present and them putting it on. There were little interludes between scenes, to react to what was happening, and it all worked wonderfully together! Such an interesting way to discover what had happened that night!
Loved this book, and I hope we get more, because I don't want to say goodbye to these characters!
Author: Jude Deveraux
Series: Medlar Mystery #3
Read: March 17th, 2020
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2020 Book and a WoW Book!
Published: March 10th 2020