A Fatal Night by Faith Martin

Ryder & Loveday Myster, Book 7

Synopsis: New Year’s Eve, 1962

As a snowstorm rages outside, Oxford high society gathers to ring in the new year at the city’s most exclusive party. This is a soiree no one will forget… not least because a guest is found dead in his car the next morning.

It seems the young man tragically froze to death overnight after crashing into a snowdrift – but when WPC Trudy Loveday and coroner Clement Ryder are called in to investigate, they discover a tangled web of secrets that plainly points to murder.

With everyone telling different stories about that fateful night, only one thing is clear: several people had reason to want the victim dead.

And if Trudy and Clement don’t find the cracks in each lie, the killer will get away with the perfect crime…

Review: It’s a great series and I was curious to find out more about the adventures of our dear Ryder and Loveday.

New Year’s Eve is approaching and the police are really busy. So, for once, the Commissioner asks Loveday to deal with a road accident. One death. But that’s easy, isn’t it? No investigation, nothing. And since everyone else is busy, he’ll have nothing to deal with. Unfortunately, Loveday teams up with Ryder and they discover that the deceased man was killed after all. Or so it seems! Much to the Commissioner’s regret, our two protagonists are decided to investigate who might have had it in for the victim. But the more they investigate, the more they discover that many people could have wanted him dead… So who’s responsible?

This was a very enjoyable tome, and I loved getting to know Ryder’s son Vincent. Apparently he’ll be present in the sequel and I’m all the more delighted. This tome was very interesting and I really enjoyed following it. I’m also waiting to see what happens after this ending, especially for Ryder.

A great series!


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