Today I’m one of the stops on the last day of the blog tour for Palm Trees In The Pyrenees. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.
The sudden, mysterious death of a hated Englishman is about the change the life of a small French town forever.
Danielle, the only police officer in this small Pyrenean town, feels unappreciated and unnoticed. Passed over for promotion in favor of her male colleagues working in the region, she feels her life is going nowhere.
When the unexpected murder turns the town upside down, Danielle hunts for clues high and low to return peace to their community, and stop the killer before more innocent lives are lost.
The setting in the Pyrenees is one of the things that intrigued me when I signed up for this blog tour and it certainly set the tone for a slightly unusual yet well written and entertaining book. Grant’s descriptions are wonderfully clear and I was able to picture the surroundings perfectly as I grew to understand the ways of life in the small French town.
Palm Trees In The Pyrenees is narrated by Danielle. The conversational tone allowed me to relate to her more closely and in doing so, I began to imagine that she could be a friend and I was able to understand a little more of what she was going through. I enjoyed watching her confidence grow as the novel progressed and she began to stand up to those she felt were holding her back.
As Palm Trees In The Pyrenees is set in a small town, everyone seems to know each other and is keen to discuss their theories of how Steven Gold came to be murdered. As none of these characters are easy to like, there are plenty of suspects and I enjoyed trying to work out who was telling the truth. There is a surprising twist at the end which I didn’t see coming at all.
Palm Trees In The Pyrenees is available from Amazon.
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