Barbara’s Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Series: New Scotland Yard/Doyle and Acton #5
Publication Date: 8/27/17
Another exciting addition to the Acton and Doyle series. The characters keep growing and evolving with each new book and the stories just keep getting better and better. This book will keep you up all night because you just can’t put it down for wondering what will happen next and what Acton is up to – because you just know he is up to something.
I love that this author is so adept at showing Acton’s darkness and Doyle’s sunny, bright light. Yes, Acton is dark, controlling and manipulative, yet he truly loves Doyle and does all he can to care for and protect her.
The story starts with Doyle being forced to be the lead on a murder case because both Acton and Williams are mysteriously ‘otherwise occupied’. What are they doing? What giant game of chess does Acton have going and will he survive it? There are so very many clues and so much confusion surrounding the case that Doyle just can’t make any headway. What will she do? Can she actually solve the case on her own?
There are so many twists and turns that you’ll just have to read the story for yourself to see what happens. I can tell you that it is intriguing, interesting, exciting and just plain riveting! I highly recommend it for a great read.
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About Anne Cleeland:
She holds a degree in English from UCLA as well as a law degree from Pepperdine University. She worked as a research attorney for federal and state court judges, a legal writer in private practice, and a guest lecturer at several universities. She is currently at work on her next Acton and Doyle Scotland Yard mystery. She lives in California and has four children.