May Queen Killers

May Queen Killers A beauty queen is missingSapphire Butterworth disappears in the middle of May Day celebrations in the quiet village of Fleckford Mystery writer Jock Skone is one of the last to see Sapphire and deter

  • Title: May Queen Killers
  • Author: Lorna Dounaeva
  • ISBN: 9781511832076
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • A beauty queen is missingSapphire Butterworth disappears in the middle of May Day celebrations in the quiet village of Fleckford Mystery writer, Jock Skone is one of the last to see Sapphire and determined to use his detective skills to find her But Jock quickly discovers that Sapphire s friends do not know her as well as they thought they did And Sapphire is not theA beauty queen is missingSapphire Butterworth disappears in the middle of May Day celebrations in the quiet village of Fleckford Mystery writer, Jock Skone is one of the last to see Sapphire and determined to use his detective skills to find her But Jock quickly discovers that Sapphire s friends do not know her as well as they thought they did And Sapphire is not the first May Queen to go missing Is there a deeper reason why Sapphire wanted the title so badly Does she know about the May Queen Killers than she s been letting on May Queen Killers is a very British thriller set on the English Welsh border.

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    1. This is really more of a 3.5 as opposed to a 3. Because of everything she did right, this book gets a 4.Pros 1) Great Character Development (for the most part. More later on that.)2 ) Fantastic pacing; some really gripping scenes3) Good job with the flashbacks -- added tension to the story and explanation to behaviorsCons1) Details, like the Rottweiler sent to attack, and it paws the air. Attacking dogs attack, they don't paw the air. But, I saw later why she'd done it; it was necessary to the s [...]

    2. This is one of the most twisting, turning mystery stories I have ever read. This book is both a murder mystery and a thriller and is satisfying as both. At several points during the story I was absolutely convinced I knew who the killer(s) were and every time I was wrong. The author is utterly brilliant about leading the reader down the garden path and leaving them to jump their own; and in my case wrong, conclusions. The book starts in current day and then through the well placed use of flashba [...]

    3. When Jock stopped in Fleckford to spend some time writing his next novel, he had no idea that he would end up right in the middle of the latest May Queen disappearance. As Jock gets to know the townspeople, he becomes suspicious of everyone. And as he gets closer to the truth, he must face his terrors and find strength he never knew he had.I admit, I didn’t see this one coming. This mystery read had plenty of well-developed characters, and a plot with a twist that you won’t figure out ahead [...]

    4. Jock, a writer moves to a small town to finish writing his novel, when all hell breaks loose. The mayday queen goes missing, her shop window is stoved in, local lambs are mauled and it is up to Jock to save the day. Another great book by Lorna who knows how to write a great thriller.

    5. From the blurb of the book, the protagonist reminded me of Ariadne Oliver. Richard Castle came to my mind as well but being an Agatha Christie fan through and through, I just thought of Ariadne Oliver first.Fleckford seems to be a quaint and quiet little village until Sapphire goes missing. It seems impossible for someone to simply disappear in the hubbub of May Day celebrations. And since our protagonist, Jock – a mystery writer, was one of the last people to see her, he decides to use his sk [...]

    6. I received this this book for free via First Reads.I found this to be an interesting and tense read. You are left guessing until the final few pages. I was slightly disappointed in the ending which is why it does not get 5 stars from me but the build up to it is great.(Edit)Okay.I should have said more about this book and I have been pestered to do so (I do put most of my reviews on Facebook for people to see).So, the dynamic between the two main male characters in interesting and would quite e [...]

    7. With May Day celebrations and small village life, you might think that this was going to be a Midsummer Murders-esque cozy mystery, but a cozy mystery this is not. The village in question is on the Welsh borders, and May Queen Killers is dark and psychological, reminisicent of BBC4's Hinterland. Crime writer, Jock, is our hero, not that he is without suspicion as the police try to find the killer of Saphire Butterworth, this year's May Queen. It's been five years since the last killing and the k [...]

    8. May Queen Killers by Lorna DounaevaIn the Village of Fleckford Sapphire Butterworth is celebrating May Day. She then disappears. Jock Skone was the last to see her and is determined to find her. He finds she is not the first May Queen to go missing, does Sapphire know more than he thinks? A well written fast paced psychological thriller. The plot is original with secrets , twists turns and suspense. Sapphire and Jock are both likable. Overall I found May Queen Killers to be an enjoyable read and [...]

    9. I won this book as part of a giveaway.A thoroughly enjoyable light read.The book uses many interesting devices, differing narrators, shifting time periods and did not lose momentum at any point. A little more development in the background of the characters and release of clues next time, are my only minor requests.

    10. This was a great book. The word choice and pace are expertly controlled and the plot is clever and well-thought-through.I recommend May Queen Killers!

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