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The Deadliest Fall

Thursday, July 27, 2023

The Deadliest Fall (2023) Charlie Cochrane

The Deadliest FallSet in England in 1947.

The war is over but things are still settling back down. When Leslie Cadmore runs into Marianne Sibley, he is reminded how much he misses his best friend and lover (and Marianne’s twin), but still is unsure whether Patrick was involved in the death of someone in the circle during a war training exercise.

Somehow, the closer you had been to somebody, the trickier it was to make that first move and the more awkward that reconnection might prove.

There is a lot happening in this story.

The dead man was disliked by many–and was in some ways a threat to many–so there is no shortage of those who might want him dead.

Leslie’s father left the family to join a monastery, and didn’t give the family much of a reason for his leaving–and it turns out there is also some secret to his taking orders.

Leslie worked for the government at home in London during the war, and is still bound by the official secrets act, which has made it hard to explain why he didn’t serve on the front.

The problem was that there was so much going on it was hard to keep straight who might have been involved in which possible murder.

And I had serious reservations about what Abbott Barnabus chose to share with Leslie. The giving of hints was bad enough, but his letting Leslie know if he was right or wrong in his guesses about his father bothered me tremendously.

But I did enjoy the characters themselves, and the setting.

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Rating: 7/10


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