Katherine Hayton is a forty-two year old woman who works in insurance, doesn't have children or pets, can't drive, has lived in Christchurch her entire life, and resides a two minute walk from where she was born. For some reason, she's developed a rich fantasy life.
." . . this book took me back to the joy I felt when reading, for instance, a Dalziel and Pascoe novel, with the same kind of realism, well-developed and flawed characters, and tight plotting that ratcheted up the tension until I found myself snatching paragraphs while waiting for my web browsers to load, desperate to find out what happened next." - E. P. Clark, Author "Fantastic! This is going to make for a great series ..." - Amazon Reviewer "A superbly engrossing and absorbing mystery operating on multiple levels... 5 out of 5 stars" - The Haunted Reading Room "Wow! This was one hell of a ride! There's nothing quite like reading a mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat, keeps you guessing, and this was it... There is so much mystery surrounding Magdalene's death I found myself pondering on this book when I was forced to put it down to do mundane things like the laundry or cleaning up after my guinea pigs. I was trying to put the pieces together myself, but I was wrong. I was so, so wrong in the end. ... give this book a read if you're into mysteries, crime fiction, or just a damn good story with great characters. 5 out of 5 stars" - Roxie Prince Reviews ..". for all I say the mystery isn't very mysterious, I admit that while I had the major aspect pegged, the author gave me a very satisfying twist at the end to neatly slot everything into place, to show us how all the details actually played out. The closure was complete at the same time it was subtle, and I really appreciated the gentle surprise. This is Ngaire's story, so read it for her. Read it because you want to know what happens next. Because this isn't just a story about a girl who was murdered. There's a lot more story to be told here and it's about a detective who just wants to do her job, and in the process help people, despite the fact that life has kicked her in the face more than once." - www.typeroftales.com