When Maggie Kaye and Sam Dee join the Bishops Well archaeological dig, they are as surprised as everyone else to unearth a body that was buried there less than fifty years ago. It can’t possibly be the remains of an ancient Celt.
Maggie, with her usual flair – and psychic intuition – is convinced that there is more to this discovery than meets the eye. And some Bishops residents seem to know a lot more about the case than they are willing to let on.
But nobody is as shocked as Maggie when a face from the past – a face she thought she’d never see again – appears in the village, and long-hidden secrets begin to surface.
With danger at her door, and Sam by her side, can Maggie uncover the truth before it’s too late?
My Review of At Death’s Door
At Death’s Door is vast in scope, dealing with not one but two mysteries that take several twists and turns until they finally give up their secrets.
The focus of this book is the eccentric Maggie Kaye who is nobly supported by her neighbor, Sam Dee. Maggie’s family dynamics are extensively explored by the author. You’re in for a series of shocks that will leave you open-mouthed.
Just like the previous book, Death Comes to Bishops Well (Book #1), the story is alternately narrated by Maggie and Sam. I enjoyed the streak of humor that runs throughout the chapters. It helped lighten the sad, painful, and emotional moments–of which there are plenty.
The mystery of the body found by Maggie and her friends from the local archeological society is overshadowed by the explosive secrets around the Kaye family. It barely made an impression on me because I was so absorbed in Maggie’s drama-filled story.
The resolution of the mystery also appeared a bit weak but I guess the author chose to be realistic. I wasn’t quite satisfied with how either of the storylines ended because I like convenient happily-ever-afters. The author seems to understand human psychology well and her characters are suitably flawed and fickle. Chances lost are lost forever and the choices we make stick with us for a lifetime.
Expect plenty of drama, shocking secrets, and emotional scenes from At Death’s Door along with a sprinkling of humor to top it up.
(I received a free e-copy of the book from Rachel’s Random Resources with a request for an honest review.)
Author Bio –
Anna Legat is a Wiltshire-based author, best known for her DI Gillian Marsh murder mystery series. Murder isn’t the only thing on her mind. She dabbles in a wide variety of genres, ranging from dark humorous comedy, through magic realism to dystopian. A globe-trotter and Jack-of-all-trades, Anna has been an attorney, legal adviser, a silver-service waitress, a school teacher and a librarian. She has lived in far-flung places all over the world where she delighted in people-watching and collecting precious life experiences for her stories. Anna writes, reads, lives and breathes books and can no longer tell the difference between fact and fiction.
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