A Fatal Mistake by Faith Martin

Ryder & Loveday Mystery, Book 2

Synopsis: Summer 1960, Oxford

In the glorious sunshine of Oxford, on a day when everyone should be celebrating, tragedy strikes when a university student is found floating in the river, dead.

Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday finds herself paired with coroner Clement Ryder to investigate and it soon becomes clear that this case is not going to be easy.

The witnesses all refuse to give a straight answer, each new lead sends them in a new direction and tales of other missing youngsters add further mystery to the investigation.

One thing is certain though, something doesn’t seem quite right about the university’s most popular student….

Review: I had a really good time with the first volume and I was curious to get into the second one. I can tell you right away that it was once again a very good reading moment!

Loveday and Ryder are about to embark on a brand new investigation when a student is found drowned in the river under the strangest of circumstances. While no one is really interested in what happened, Ryder makes a point of learning what these students are hiding. Thanks to Trudy, our heroes will infiltrate student circles to find out who the victim was.

It was a real pleasure to see our characters again and I was really curious to find out what really happened. But the more our heroes dig, the darker Derek seems to be. Our assumptions about the killer’s identity vary throughout the novel and I have to say I wasn’t expecting all these revelations.

It was a very nice investigation to follow and as I said, a good time once again. I can’t wait to meet our two heroes again for a new investigation!


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