Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Book Review: The Night Bell by Inger Wolfe Ash

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Mcclelland & Stewart Press, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it 

And now for a book you won't be able to put down!

the night bell


The Night Bell moves between the past and the present, as two mysteries converge. A discovery of the bones of murdered children is made on land that was once a county foster home. Now it's being developed as a brand new subdivision whose first residents are already railing against broken promises and corruption. But when three of their number are murdered after the find, their frustration turns to terror. While trying to stem the panic and solve two crimes at once, Hazel finds her memory stirred back to the fall of 1959, when the disappearance of a girl from town was blamed on her adopted brother. Although he is long dead, she begins to see the present case as a chance to clear her brother's name, something that drives Hazel beyond her own considerable limits and right into the sights of an angry killer.


This is the the fourth novel (The Calling, The Taken and A Door in the River being the previous books) in this acclaimed series and the first I had read! LOVE LOVE LOVE this book- I could not literally put it down- I fell asleep the first night I was reading it, as I couldn't stop! I quickly finished it on the next sitting, and can't recommend it enough. It has everything you look for in a good police procedural - strong lead detectives, good supporting cast of characters, a believable mystery, and enough red herrings to keep the reader guessing! I already bought the rest of the series, so I can catch up!  The author does give you enough info so you don't feel out of the loop re past occurrences (that happened in the previous books), but doesn't give too much away either (so you'll go read them, LOL). This is the series you need to get you through Summer vacation, especially if its 100+degrees in your backyard and you want to experience the lure of Canadian cool weather! LOL.

About the Author:

INGER ASH WOLFE is the pseudonym for critically acclaimed author Michael Redhill.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Redhill was raised in the metropolitan Toronto, Ontario area. He pursued one year of study at Indiana University, and then returned to Canada, completing his education at York University and the University of Toronto. He was on the editorial board of Coach House Press from 1993 to 1996, and is currently the publisher and editor of the Canadian literary magazine Brick.

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