A Brutal Trade (The Diana Rivers Mysteries, #7) by Faith Mortimer


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The author sent me a copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).

 

My rating:  4.3  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Even on a small island the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…

It began like any normal day in Cyprus…except it wasn’t…the body of a woman brutally murdered and discovered in a shallow grave changes all that.

It is only days later when amateur sleuth, Diana Rivers and old flame, Chief Superintendent Adam Lovell discover a second female victim…only this time the discovery is even more chilling and shocks the island inhabitants.

Joining forces with local policeman, Sergeant Yiannis Loukiades, the three embark on a journey which takes them on the fringes of humanity. Disturbing secrets are unearthed. They are on the hunt for killers who will stop at nothing in their hunt for one vital woman.

As the bodies mount up, the detectives ask themselves one question. What is the reason for the women’s’ deaths and their horrific mutilations?

With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Diana finds herself exposed to great danger…in the sights of a lethal individual who’ll put a stop to her meddling. Each move could be deadly… vicious in its outcome…can the team bring a halt to this brutal trade?

 

Genre(s):  Mystery, Suspense

Series:  The Diana Rivers Mysteries, #7

Length:  335 pages

Release Date:  2015-06-12

 

Teaser


“Okay, now can you tell me what the matter is?”

Mali shuddered before taking a deep breath. “It is Eve. She no answer mobile and no come home last night.”


 

My Opinion

This time, Diana and her husband have visitors from England in their house: Adam Lovell and Clare are back in Cyprus. Once again, Diana and Adam stumble across a mutilated body. As a reader, I automatically tried to solve this strange case.

With A Brutal Trade, Faith Mortimer has created an immensely thrilling suspense story with local flair. The story comprises a broad variety of believable characters with sufficient depth, nicely woven situations and interesting interactions to solve the horrible crimes. I had an exciting time reading A Brutal Trade – it is a very compelling read. I was drawn into the story right away, thrilled to solve the mystery alongside Diana. This is for you if you like (stubborn and determined) female sleuths, crime writers, suspense with twists and local flair, chilling discoveries.

A very suspenseful book and/or series to read again.

Recommended.

In brief:

Writing Great
Plot Many twists
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
Characters Developed
Violence Some violence
Sexual content No sexual content (some hints)
POV Third person

 

About the author

Faith Mortimer was born in Manchester and educated in Singapore, Malaya and Hampshire, England. A registered nurse, then changed careers to oversee a number of travel and sport related companies. Faith is happily married and has two children. She divides her time between the south of England and Cyprus.

 

Connect with the Author:

 

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about A Brutal Trade?  Or – if you did not yet read A Brutal Trade  – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If A Brutal Trade was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

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