Back of the Book :
Meet Tessa Kilpatrick; heiress and war-time covert operations agent.
Finding her husband – the feckless James – with another woman at a 1920s country house party, she demands a divorce. But when his body is discovered in a lonely stone bothy the next morning, Inspector Hamish Rasmussen sees Tessa as his only suspect.
Back in Edinburgh, links to another murder convince Rasmussen of her innocence. He enlists her help and together they set off on a pursuit that will bring Tessa once again face to face with the brutality of war as well as revealing to her the lengths that desperate people will go to in order to protect those they love.
Will Tessa be able to prevent a final murder or will she become the killer’s latest victim?
This book will be perfect for anyone who’s enjoyed the work of Catriona McPherson, Sara Sheridan and Jessica Fellowes.
Review Death will find me by Fany Van Hemelen:
What a strong, independent and brave woman is Tessa, the leading lady of Death will find me!
Tessa Kilpatrick is married now with James, a high society member and figures herself away for his sake . When this womanizer becomes a victim of a killer, first Tessa is the main suspect. After finding him in a compromising situation, a discussion and a divorce on the way, everybody, even the inspector, suspects her. Suddenly that’s changing because the links with the past are undeniable. Inspector Rasmussen soon discovers Tessa was an heiress and an operations agent in the war. She saved many lives and has several medals.
By unraveling the murder of James the independent and courageous Tessa relives. In the beginning she feels lost and confused, but by investigating the case, the old heroic Tessa from the war returns and she even develops further.Together with, Hamus, the interesting and committed inspector and a dear friend from the past, they try to find answers, but they have to dig deep to reveal the truth.
The past emerges and the sad stories show the brutality of war and give the book a historical and emotional touch.
I loved this story for the great characters. Tessa is full of life and so bold. Can you imagine yourself, this not so average woman in the 1920’s, yes, I know it was very unusual behavior for that time. Hamish the investigator is intelligent and is not afraid to look differently for answers than expected. Indeed the truth around the killings is heartbreaking , but that’s not why this is a great first read of a very promising author.
The vivid and exciting key players and the ambience that’s created are the reason why Death will find me is a must read!
At the page of my colleague blogger for this tour https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com I read the interesting interview with Vanessa Robertson.The author shares here she wants to write more genres than crime and maybe would love to write fun romances.Then I have good news..
I love to read other books from her. With her imagination, well-developed characters and beautiful writing, this author can write different types of books at ease and will be enjoying many readers.
Death will find me is a good choice for historical fiction fans, for suspense lovers and for everyone who adores strong protagonists.
I grew up in the Midlands where my main interests were horses and drama. Being a writer was a dream from childhood but I gave up on the idea of writing when I was a teenager, not long after I abandoned other childhood ambitions of being a trapeze artiste or a spy. After acquiring a couple of degrees and trying various ‘proper jobs’, I realised that I am fundamentally unsuited to office politics, bad coffee, and wearing tights.
My husband and I founded The Edinburgh Bookshop, winner of many awards. Bookselling is a wonderful profession and a good bookshop is a source of pure joy to me. I love independent bookshops and the amazing job they do in championing reading, supporting authors, and building communities. But, after a few years, it was time for a change and we sold the bookshop to make way for other projects.
I took the opportunity to start writing again and was a winner at Bloody Scotland’s Pitch Perfect event for unpublished authors in 2015. It was a fantastic opportunity and getting such positive feedback about my ideas gave me the push I needed to take my writing seriously.
I live in Edinburgh with my husband, our teenage son and an unfeasibly large Leonberger dog. I can usually be found walking on windy Scottish beaches, browsing in bookshops, or tapping away on my laptop in one of the scores of cafes near my home.
Titel: Death will find me | Auteur: Vanessa Robertson | Uitgeverij: Wild Justice Press | Language: English | Thrillers | Categorie: | Uitvoering: e-book | pagina’s | ISBN13: | Verkrijgbaar sinds:|Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 28-02-2019 | Prijs: £2.99 | Bestellen