BOOK REVIEW: THE BODY IN THE IVY
We all think about those "dream jobs". Contrary to what one might think, the grass isn't always greener on the other side!
Faith Fairchild thought she was being hired for what she considered a job of her dreams. It really turned out to be more like a nightmare!
In 1970, Helene Prince, a student at Pelham College, fell to her death. The police ruled the death a suicide but Helene's twin sister, Barbara Bailey Bishop, who is a bestselling author, believes she was murdered.
Faith Fairchild is a caterer and amateur sleuth. Through her sister who is a Pelham graduate, Faith is hired to cater a weeklong reunion of eight classmates from a list composed by Barbara Bailey Bishop. The reunion takes place on a remote island.
The interesting thing is that each person was given a different reason to get them to the reunion. None of the women knew the others were invited. No one was really told the true story of why Barbara wanted them to all be present at the same time. The only person who really knows the whole truth is Faith Fairchild.
Barbara Bailey Bishop believes that one of these eight people is responsible for the death of her sister. She has reason to believe that each one had a reason to commit the murder. This is the reason she wanted Faith Fairchild present. The real purpose was for Faith to not only cater the affair but to find out who murdered her sister.
When the women discover the real reason they were summoned to the island, the want to leave. However, a terrible storm makes it impossible. Deaths start to occur. The first one was believed to be an accident. When more started to occur, it left no doubt that someone was committing the murders.
Is Faith Fairchild successful at finding the murderer?
Katherine Hall Page has written a book that builds with tension as the pages are turned. Agatha Christie fans will appreciate this book because it is based on "And Then There Were None". Katherine Hall page has provided the reader with an updated version and it is an excellent tribute to Agatha Christie. There are some great recipes listed at the end of the book. If you are a fan of the amateur sleuth mystery, this is the book for you. As long as Katherine Hall Page keeps writing books like this, she will keep drawing mystery fans to her books. Be sure to add this one to your reading list.
REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON
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