Tuesday 11 October 2022

Review - The Last Girl to Die by Helen Fields

The Last Girl to Die by Helen Fields
Release date:
14 September 2022
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Back cover blurb: In search of a new life, seventeen-year-old Adriana Clark’s family moves to the ancient, ocean-battered Isle of Mull, far off the coast of Scotland. Then she goes missing. Faced with hostile locals and indifferent police, her desperate parents turn to private investigator Sadie Levesque. Sadie is the best at what she does. But when she finds Adriana’s body in a cliffside cave, a seaweed crown carefully arranged on her head, she knows she’s dealing with something she’s never encountered before. The deeper she digs into the island’s secrets, the closer danger creeps – and the more urgent her quest to find the killer grows. Because what if Adriana is not the last girl to die?

Sadie Levesque is a private investigator. Not exactly conventional, and not at all like the movies would have you believe! 

Sadie is so good at what she does, that a family more than half way across the world requests her services.

The Clark family are living on the remote Isle of Mull, worlds away from their previous lives in America, with Sadie equally as far from her native Canada.

Her grit and determination are what makes her a brilliant investigator. But there is a vulnerability there that reminds us that she is human, 

On an Island where everyone knows everyone, surely it should be easy to find the person responsible. 

But Sadie is an outsider, and the locals are wary of strangers. Those who do open up to her are fearful, of her, of what the other locals may think, and what she may uncover during her investigation.

The local police also resent her appearance. 

She is not welcome, but she has a job to do, and is determined to do it well. 

No matter the consequences...

And then there's another frustrating, but intriguing aspect to the investigation, Mull is alive with stories of witches and witchcraft. Something that shouldn't be overlooked, no matter what some may say.

Sadie must pick through the clues to separate the fiction from the fact, but the lines may be more blurred than she anticipates, and she must do it alone, for she has no friends on the Island.

The Last Girl to Die is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment