Holy Island

by L J Ross

A Kindle ‘cheapie’, heavily promoted and costing 99p.  I found this an easy read. It is a fairly standard murder mystery, with a love angle and an intriguing (and totally far-fetched) plot twist at the end.

The eponymous setting of the story has all the right elements: a close-knit community, a place inaccessible during certain hours of the day, each character a potential suspect. And then we have an off-duty detective with a troubled past, who develops a relationship with someone who, we suspect, may be the next victim unless DCI Ryan can get to her in time. Which, of course, he does.

Interesting to explore, as I did, the way books like this one are able to gain attention even though not available in print. Louise Ross, a former lawyer, clearly also knows something about marketing.

I don’t think I’ll be rushing to read any more books by this author.