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Edinburgh Twilight

Edinburgh Twilight by Carole Lawrence.

 

Paperback: 444 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (September 5, 2017)
ISBN-10: 1477848819

 

 

Amazon Review:

 

As a new century approaches, Edinburgh is a city divided. The wealthy residents of New Town live in comfort, while Old Town’s cobblestone streets are clotted with criminals, prostitution, and poverty.

Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton is no stranger to Edinburgh’s darkest crimes. Scarred by the mysterious fire that killed his parents, he faces his toughest case yet when a young man is found strangled in Holyrood Park.

With little evidence aside from a strange playing card found on the body, Hamilton engages the help of his aunt, a gifted photographer, and George Pearson, a librarian with a shared interest in the criminal mind. But the body count is rising. As newspapers spin tales of the “Holyrood Strangler,” panic sets in across the city. And with each victim, the murderer is getting closer to Hamilton, the one man who dares to stop him.

 

There was a lot for me to like this book.  The type of print and spacing made it much easier on my eyes.  And very short chapters are top of my list!  (and books written with Scotland as the back ground is a Plus!)

It was a long book to read since I started it and then went to the Smoky Mts for a week, came home with swollen feet and ankles AND a sick cat! So that took up another week of no reading from anxiety!  Anyway, I did like the book .  I’ve liked others more, but enjoyed it enough to send for book two.  There is more to learn about the main character, Ian Hamilton.  So we shall see ..

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Ghost Story

Ghost Story by Peter Straub.

 

Paperback: 528 pages
Publisher: Berkley;(February 2, 2016)
ISBN-10: 110198919X

 

 

Amazon Review:

 

What was the worst thing you’ve ever done?

In the sleepy town of Milburn, New York, four old men gather to tell each other stories—some true, some made-up, all of them frightening. A simple pastime to divert themselves from their quiet lives.


But one story is coming back to haunt them and their small town. A tale of something they did long ago. A wicked mistake. A horrifying accident. And they are about to learn that no one can bury the past forever…

 

This book was ok. I read all 528 pages.. but it wasn’t as scary as the reviews seem to say.  I also felt it would have been a better book if it was shorter.  I think a lot could have been edited out and still have a very good story.

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