BURIED ON THE FENS by Joy Ellis
A SKELETON IS UNEARTHED FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE IN THE CHURCHYARD. BUT THIS WAS NOT AN OFFICIAL BURIAL. THE VICTIM WAS MURDERED DECADES AGO.
At the same time, Detective Nikki Galena and her team are investigating the brutal slaying of local businesswoman Madeline Prospero. She was a member of an exclusive and secretive drinking club called The Briar Patch. But they’ve got no suspects and no one is telling them the truth.
Meanwhile, the buried skeleton leads them on a trail to the village of Quintin Eaudyke. This is a troubled place. In the late seventies and eighties a reign of terror and abuse was unleashed on the close-knit population.
When more women from The Briar Patch come under threat, Nikki faces a race against time to stop the killing.
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the heart-stopping ending.
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms and her own family destroyed. She’s tough on criminals but fiercely loyal to her team.
DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean new member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has a daughter and an ex-wife who wants his attention.
The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote Fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW
Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
What is they say?……………. Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover, There Is Never a Truer Saying.
I’m ashamed to say I certainly have been a culprit in doing this with books, in the case of Buried On The Fens I was given the opportunity to read and review so I thought what the heck, I’ve nothing to lose, I am so glad I took a chance. OMG I am unashamedly ecstatic, I thoroughly enjoyed the thrill of the investigation and red herrings in Buried On The Fens.
There is a skeleton found in the church graveyard, there’s something strange about the position of the skeleton and the injuries don’t match with the historical evidence. Not long after there is another discovery, high end business woman Madeleine Prospero is found dead after a malicious attack. Nikki Galena is troubled by both deaths, secrets are being buried, nobody wants to talk for fear of retribution. Is there a connection, the rollercoaster ride of the investigation brings about a dramatic ‘didn’t see that coming’ conclusion.
Joy has written an easy flowing book, which I could easily chill out and sit comfortably to read, there were no struggles in comprehending the storyline or the narrative.
Thank you to Joffe Books, Joy Ellis and Booksnall Jill Burkinshaw for the opportunity to read Buried On The Fens, I have no qualms recommending this book or any other by Joy Ellis.
A 5 star recommended read.
Joy Ellis grew up in Kent but moved to London when she won an apprenticeship with the prestigious Mayfair flower shop, Constance Spry Ltd.
Many years later, having run her own florist shop in Weybridge, Ellis took part in a writer’s workshop in Greece and was encouraged by her tutor, Sue Townsend to begin writing seriously. She now lives in the Lincolnshire Fens with her partner Jacqueline and their Springer spaniels, Woody and Alfie.