The Darkest Evening

My Madness Level : Crazy Madness

How much of a Madness :  I’m in a book funk because of this book, the story just imprinted itself in my brain, I just can’t forget about it.

What brings the Madness :

  • The tragic story, my heart goes to the victim, her story really got me teary, she just wanted to be a great mother, wanted to be loved, she’s been through a lot and she deserved happiness, but so sad it didn’t happened for her.
  • The Journey to find the truth, lots of mundane procedural police job, but that what makes it interesting, because every information, lead us to the truth, and keeps me guessing who’s the killer, is it him, is it her, it couldn’t be him, it couldn’t be her, it must be him, it must be her, yesss each chapter got me suspect someone else, so yes definitely a page-turner for me.
  • The twist…OMG didn’t see that coming, the killer is….. (well you have to read it, I won’t ruin the surprise for you).
  • Detective Vera Stanhope, I admire her train of thought, she’s a sharp detective, and I’m so glad I get to know her family story, where she comes from, what happened in her past.
  • The Family Drama, well..it’s a drama, so many secrets in it.
  • Vera’s team, Vera has a great team, their dedication is superb and love to read what they are really like.

What Madness I don’t like :  none.

Level of this Madness Recommendation : IF YOU HAVEN’T MET DETECTIVE VERA, YOU BETTER READ THIS ONE, IF YOU HAVE MET HER, THEN THERE’S NO DOUBT YOU’LL LIKE THIS ONE TOO.

Where to buy this Madness :

My Madness Review : Goodreads

The Blurb :

On the first snowy night of winter, 
Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope sets off for her home in the hills. 
Though the road is familiar, she misses a turning and soon becomes lost 
and disorientated. A car has skidded off the narrow road in front of her, 
its door left open, and she stops to help. There is no driver to be seen,
so Vera assumes that the owner has gone to find help. 
But a cry calls her back: a toddler is strapped in the back seat.

Vera takes the child and, driving on, 
she arrives at a place she knows well. 
Brockburn is a large, grand house in the wilds of Northumberland, 
now a little shabby and run down. 
It’s also where her father, Hector, grew up. 
Inside, there’s a party in full swing: 
music, Christmas lights and laughter. 
Outside, unbeknownst to the revelers, a woman lies dead in the snow.

As the blizzard traps the group deep in the freezing 
Northumberland countryside, Brockburn begins to give up its secrets, 
and as Vera digs deeper into her investigation, 
she also begins to uncover her family’s complicated past.

 

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