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    Poorly written

    It seemed to be written for a teenager and had a very, very basic writing style
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    Ryder and Loveday the crime busting odd couple

    This is the fourth in the Ryder and Loveday series that I have read and, while it was a good and easy book to read, I found it a little underwhelming compared to the previous three. The series continues on the working relationship of the odd couple and you can see that Trudi is learning all the time from the old vulture. It did appear to me, however, that this book in the series concentrated on Trudi’s inner thoughts and her future rather than the details of the case in hand. If you had not read any of the previous books in the series, I suspect you would be completely baffled. The book had a strange conclusion resulting in a solution by accident rather than good old investigative deduction and that had some interesting drama attached to it that was quite well depicted. The conclusion certainly, ensured that the reader was not going to put the book down during the final few chapters. The backdrop of the role of policewomen in the early 1960s was well put together as in the previous books in the series. There seemed to be a lot if innocuous side-plots that did not seem to go anywhere – e.g. the mutual breakup with the boyfriend who wasn’t anyway but set u for a war with Mum. While the book was not a page turning thriller (but none in the Ryder and Loveday series are), it did continue on nicely from Book 3 and sets the scene for the next book when Trudi comes off probation. So in short –Did I enjoy it? Yes – but not as much as books 1 to 3 Will I read the next book in the series? – Yes – if only to find out if she tells Mm where to go.
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    Mystery

    The story is set in the 60's, and Trudy is paving the way as the only female police officer. She is not usually taken very seriously and is working hard to prove herself. Dr. Clement is her ally. He is the county coroner, and generally likes to do some investigating when possible. The two join forces to find out what happened to Eddie, a 10 year old boy found dead at the bottom of a well on Easter Day. The initial findings are that he fell and broke his neck, but the pieces do not all add up. As Trudy and Clements delve deeper into the case, lies are uncovered, true characters are revealed, and they end up in a dangerous situation neither could have predicted. I did enjoy the story, but felt the middle dragged on a bit. Felt almost repetitive, and then the mystery was solved and the story suddenly ended, Good book if want a light, easy mystery. I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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    An OK mystery

    When the body of a young boy is found at the bottom of a well it appears to be a tragic accident. When the land owner is dissatisfied with that conclusion, brought by the coroner’s inquest, Dr. Clement Ryder and Probationary PC Trudy Loveday are asked to investigate. This is the fourth in the Ryder and Loveday series, and having read the previous three I was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, it fell short of my expectations. The story felt flat, and almost repetitive. There was little if any suspense, and the mystery was resolved and the culprit uncovered through no action by Ryder and Loveday. My thanks to NetGalley and HQ Digital for the advanced reader copy made available for my review.
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    Sad investigation

    England, murder-investigation, law-enforcement I'm sure that my lukewarm response to this book is mostly due to my aversion to first degree murder of a child disguised as an accident. I just couldn't seem to get as interested in either the plot or the characters this time. I haven't read the earlier books in the series, but that wasn't the problem as there was good referencing so that the reader is not left adrift. I requested and received a free ebook copy from HQ Digital via NetGalley.
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