Wednesday, 22 November 2017

A Saintly Grave Disturbed by Nikki Copleston #BlogBlitz #Review @nikkicopleston @BrookCottagebks

I'm delighted to be taking part in the blog blitz for A Saintly Grave Disturbed by Nikki Copleston and I will be sharing my review today. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

Genre: Thriller
Release Date: 27 October 2017
Publisher: S Books
Series: A DI Jeff Lincoln short read

When archaeologists Beth Tarrant and Josh Good excavate a ruined chapel at Barbury Abbey they don’t expect to uncover a modern mystery too…
Finding the tomb of a medieval abbot would mean a lot to Beth – fifty years ago, her grandfather was forced to abandon his own search for the tomb, but nobody knows why. Can Beth finish what he started?
As one incident after another threatens to sabotage the dig, Detective Inspector Jeff Lincoln is called in, and when a bungled burglary at the museum turns into murder he finds a shocking link to a case he’s already investigating.

Even though A Saintly Grave Disturbed is a short story it didn't feel rushed which was lovely. I enjoy novellas but sometimes the story either ends abruptly or you don't get enough time to get a feel for the characters. 

The story moves quickly and managed to keep me on my toes I enjoyed seeing Detective Inspector Jeff Lincoln look into both crimes. Along with following the events at archaeology dig and seeing how everything begins to possibly connect. It's a tangled web of secrets that slowly but surely begins to unravel. It was great to try and figure things out even though I didn't necessarily get everything right. There were some great twists and turns that kept the momentum of the story going.

A great story showcasing DI Jeff Lincoln, making me interested in reading a full length story.

Four stars from me!

With thanks to Brook Cottage Books for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Nikki Copleston worked in London for many years before moving back to the West Country where she was brought up. In 2016, she published the award-winning The Shame of Innocence, featuring DI Jeff Lincoln, and is currently rewriting an earlier Jeff Lincoln crime novel, The Price of Silence.
Nikki is a member of Frome Writers’ Collective, which supports and promotes writers in the area round Frome. She’s also a founder member of Stellar Scribes, a group of novelists from Wells and Glastonbury who love to share their passion for a good yarn, mainly through talks and events in libraries.
Fascinated by history, she enjoys exploring with her camera, photographing landscapes and quirky architecture, old and new. She and her husband now live in Wells, Somerset, with their cat.


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