Death in Secret

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Author:D.E. Ring

  • Publisher: Grinder
  • Publication Date: March 20, 2024
  • Number of Pages: 266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-7380957-3-5

Death in Secret by D.E. Ring is a gripping addition to the Urquhart & MacDonald series, offering readers a departure from the usual murder mysteries. In this installment, Inspector Jimmy Urquhart's wife, Sandy MacDonald-Urquhart, takes center stage as she investigates a complex case involving espionage and murder on the Barrachois army base. The story begins with a strong premise —the sudden death of a seemingly ordinary woman on the army base, sparking an investigation that uncovers layers of intrigue and secrecy. As a second murder occurs, Jimmy and Sandy are thrust into a situation with dire international implications, forcing them to adopt a new modus operandi as husband-and-wife investigators.

Death in Secret offers a multifaceted portrayal of the characters and the community of Barrachois. Through expertly crafted dialogue and vivid imagery, the author examines the dynamics of power, authority, and social hierarchy within the small-town setting. Themes of identity, prejudice, and cultural integration are also skillfully addressed. The writing is descriptive and evocative, immersing readers in the atmospheric setting of Barrachois and keeping them fully invested in the unfolding drama and the finely drawn characters. Set against the backdrop of the vividly depicted town of Barrachois, with its quaint local businesses and wintry charm, the narrative immerses readers in a small-town atmosphere brimming with authenticity. Through descriptive and evocative writing that blends narrative prose and dialogue, the author paints a compelling picture of the scenes and characters, holding the reader's attention. The pacing is steady, with multiple storylines expertly woven together to create a compelling narrative that leaves readers eager to uncover the truths hidden within the intricate web of circumstances surrounding the murders. This captivating murder mystery combines elements of espionage, procedural investigation, and social commentary. With its well-developed characters, complicated plot, and thematic depth, it will surely appeal to fans of the genre and leave them eagerly anticipating the next installment in the series.

 

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: March 30, 2024

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Thriller, Suspense & Mystery