As soon as Death at Thorburn arrived, I had to tuck in! I’ve missed the Fartherings’ adventures and, within a few pages, Nick and Carrie are on the scene – the four, all back together, are poised for a simple Scottish holiday to go awry! As with Julianna Deering’s previous novels, the cast of characters is diverse, rich and several have questionable motives. The mystery is a tangle of threads to be unravelled and the resolution is surprising! Just the thing for a detective story!

The references to Christianity are subtle and a favourite aspect for me, it feels naturally woven in. The romance between Nick and Carrie is another lovely story line. All in all, a great novel, 5 out of 5 on the en-JOY-ment scale!

I’d recommend the previous novels to be read before this one, but it’s not essential! Read my reviews of those novels here.

From the back cover:

The Fartherings’ Scottish Vacation Takes a Dark Turn. Drew Farthering arrives in idyllic Scotland for the 1935 British Open at Muirfield hoping for a relaxing vacation, but he soon finds a mystery on his hands. Lord Rainsby, his host at Thorburn Hall, fears his business partner may be embezzling and asks Drew to quietly investigate. Before Drew can uncover anything, Rainsby is killed in a suspicious riding accident. Thorburn Hall is filled with guests, and as Drew continues to dig, he realizes that each might have had a motive. Together with Madeline and Nick, he must sort through shady business dealings, international intrigue, and family tensions to find a killer who always seems to be one step ahead.

With thanks to Netgalley and Bethany House for the advanced copy.

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