As we know, I never read a books’ blurb as sometimes I feel they give too much away about the book. I went to Grandma & Grampys’, and went to their library (to clarify, my Grandparents do not have their own library, they live in a large house made up of Retirement Flats – (it’s gorgeous, on the river in Godmanchester) and there is about 5 bookcases full of books, so I often go and borrow 3-4 books at a time and then return and exchange for more!).
I grabbed some books and my Grampy was looking at the selection I had picked, reading through the blurbs and read out loud the line “Found dead with her head buried in a plant pot????” – this meant that this book was put to the front of my selection, I had to know more about this!!!
A fantastic book, similar to the murder mysteries I read by Ian Rankin, minus the blood, cold-hearted killing, breath-taking suspense and nightmares that follow.
There is definitely comedy in the book, along with a touch of romance, a sprinkle of sex scandel and some good old, Village Gossip!
I felt (being brought up in a similar village – minus the dead gardener in a plant pot!!!) that the characters were easy to relate to, they were believable characters, some of which the similarities towards people I knew made me laugh out loud!
It’s a book of a series, I have no idea what order they are to be read in, but I was never lost for things I should have known and nothing in the book really referred to something you may have missed having not read earlier books, it left me very keen to read more books in this series and also other books by this author.
This story itself really did leave me guessing as to who potted the gardener, and I, personally, have no sympathy for the gardener who was potted!
And the moral in the story?
Sometimes people think a lot more of you than you realise. You have more friends than you know!