Review: Murder on the Moor (A Drew Farthering Mystery) by Julianna Deering

About this Book

Mystery Awaits on the Mysterious Yorkshire Moors

At the urgent request of an old school friend, Drew and Madeline Farthering come to Bloodworth Park Lodge in the midst of the Yorkshire moors, a place as moody and mysterious as a Brontë hero. There have been several worrisome incidents out on the moor–property destroyed, fires started, sheep and cattle scattered–and worst of all, the vicar has been found dead on the steps of the church.

Drew’s friend is obviously smitten with his bride of eight months, though it’s hard to imagine what she sees in the awkward man. Drew can’t help wondering if her affections lie more with the man’s money and estate, while her romantic interests focus on their fiery Welsh gamekeeper. As the danger grows ever closer, it’s up to Drew to look past his own prejudices, determine what is really going on, and find the killer before it’s too late.

About the Author

JULIANNA DEERING (also writing as DeAnna Julie Dodson) has always been an avid reader and a lover of storytelling, whether on the page, the screen or the stage. This, along with her keen interest in history and her Christian faith, shows in her tales of love, forgiveness and triumph over adversity. A fifth-generation Texan, she makes her home north of Dallas with three spoiled cats and, when not writing, spends her free time quilting, cross stitching and watching NHL hockey. Her series of Drew Farthering mysteries set in 1930s England debuted with Rules of Murder
(Bethany House, 2013) and is followed by Death by the Book and Murder at the Mikado (Bethany House, 2014). Dressed for Death, the fourth book in the series, is scheduled for release in March, 2016, followed by Murder on the Moor (Fall, 2016) and Death with Two Faces (Summer, 2017). She is represented by Wendy Lawton of the Books & Such Literary Agency (www.booksandsuch.biz). (Source: Amazon Author Page)

 

 

My Review

I thoroughly love Drew and Madeline! Their chemistry is unmistakable and very fun to watch. I enjoyed the story, although, it started off slow for me.  However, the author creates such interesting characters I found myself drawn in. As the story progressed I found it more and more intriguing. Mysteries are my favorite genre and I love it when I can try to solve the crime along with the main characters. The author gave subtle clues throughout the story. But she definitely threw a very nice twist that I didn’t see coming.

This is my second Drew Farthering mystery and I look forward to reading more. If you enjoyed the other Drew Farthering mysteries I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one. If you like well written, thought out mysteries, give this a try. If you are an adrenaline junkie that feeds of the Seatbelt Suspense of Brandilyn Collins or  the action packed suspense stories of Terri Blackstock, then this may be too slow paced for you.

Rating: 4 Stars!

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher, via Netgalley.com, but I was not required to leave a review.  The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

 

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