Friday, November 10, 2017

Book Review: 'Death on Windmill Way' by Carrie Doyle

Antonia Bingham has spent months renovating the Windmill Inn in East Hampton and it had now been open for six weeks. The restaurant was doing well, and the hotel part was gradually gathering momentum. Antonia was happy, until she heard about the curse on the inn and the suspicions concerning the death of the previous owner.
A naturally curious person, Antonia sets out to find the truth behind the curse which states the innkeepers always die in suspicious circumstances. Will she be the next one to be murdered?
The story is captivating and I was never sure if the previous owners had been murdered or Antonia was merely fitting the facts to her theory. This was until suspicious things began to happen and then I tried to work out ‘who dunnit?’. There were several suspects who could have murdered the previous owner, each with a reason for wanting him dead. At times Antonia’s thoughts brought a lightheartedness to the story, especially when she becomes star struck with a local celebrity.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. A mystery/murder story with several twists and turns. By the time I reached the end I believed I’d worked out the murderer, but had to wait to see if I was right. It could have been one of several people and the plot was so convoluted the murder could have been a purely innocent death.

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