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  • Location: Lake District, Ullswater

Dead End

Dead End

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2000s: Disappearances in the Lake District

  • ISBN: B07GBS8Y5H
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

When the seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall, everyone assumes the aging, hard-partying aristocrat had finally had enough of chasing the glory of his youth. But when the coroner finds signs of foul play, DI Kelly Porter is swept into a luxurious world where secrets and lies dominate.

At the same time, two young hikers go missing and it’s up to Kelly to lead the search. But digging deeper reveals ties to two other unsolved disappearances and Kelly and her team find themselves in a race against time.

Now, as all roads of both investigations and Kelly’s own family secrets lead to Wasdale Hall it becomes more important than ever for Kelly to discover the devious truths hidden behind the walls of the Lake District’s most exclusive estate…

Travel Guide

Ullswater – The Lake District

“Ullswater’s visitors had packed up  for the day, and the lake was still. The water kissed the pebble beaches along her northern shores and the cars that normally choked the lay-bys and car parks were gone. The steamers had finished their hourly chugging up and down , and the only onlookers were the bowing trees, gently swaying; until tomorrow, when it would all start again.”

The area does get a lovely mention and many nice places are evoked if not form part of the plot landscape. The main character lives in Pooley Bridge which is a lovely place worth a visit. Then there’s Kailpot Bay

which is a nice spot close to the lake which gives good views. Wasdale Hall is sadly fictional but there’s plenty of grand houses dotted around to imagine yourself lord of the manor!

It’s not the place you’d expect murder and mayhem but that’s the interest in the book as in such a quiet country place, almost anything can happen. DI Kelly Porter is not going to have a relaxing time!

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

The third in the Kelly Porter series of books but I hadn’t read the first two and I didn’t feel I’d missed out on anything.  Well apart from wanting to read them now that I’ve read this one!

Oh I did like being in the Lake District. Ullswater to be precise and the fictional but highly compelling Wasdale Hall, home of the Earl of Lowesdale, Xavier-Paulus II. He’s been found hanging in his bedroom, by his grandson Zachary. That’s not the only case for DI  Kelly, She’s investigating the case of two missing women. In these rural parts, there’s few witnesses and  it’s hard to find people who are lost in the moors.

It was refreshing to find this female police officer with a nice family home life! She didn’t have issues, anger management problems or a drink problem which was nice! Other characters were also very strong and well developed. Brian the gardener on the estate in particular and his family were interesting to get to know. I now want to live at Wasdale Hall but well, in nicer circumstances.

On a totally separate note, Lynch is a good author name for a crime fiction author! Definately will be reading more from her!

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Dead End

Destination : Lake District, Ullswater  Author/Guide: Rachel Lynch  Departure Time: 2000s

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