Wednesday 11 May 2016

Point of No Return - Diana J. Febry

The significance of the noose left hanging outside James Palmer’s barn is obvious to everyone in the village. When threats turn to violence DCI Peter Hatherall has to unmask a master of disguise determined to have their revenge.

What did I think?

I have to say, I wouldn't have picked up this book if I had seen it on a bookshelf, mainly because I though it looked like it was about something to do with the circus.  Some people see a noose, I see trapeze artist!  Having the read the book, the cover now makes perfect sense so Point of No Return is a perfect example of the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover".

There's so much going on in this book that it can't help but be a page-turner.  With an eerie solitary farm in the countryside setting and a cast of characters who wouldn't look out of place in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I was completely captivated from the start.

James Palmer is not a well-liked resident in the area - not only is he labelled as the local ladies man but he has also been blamed for a past accident.  An accident that the town will never forget as its repercussions were felt far and wide.  It felt like any one of the villagers could have been out for revenge, but just how far they were willing to go was anybody's guess.  With a nail-biting showdown at the end I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish.

This is my first Diana J. Febry and I am keen to read the others.  Her writing is vivid, suspenseful and enthralling; Point of No Return kept me on my toes and held my interest throughout.  A top class murder mystery with a colourful, diverse bunch of characters - 5 stars all round.

I received this e-book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. Thank you. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my book. Interesting comment on cover! Yes, now you mention it I see what you mean. On the other hand I chose it because it seemed so perfect for the story-line. I've got every thing crossed for the next book in the series to be released on 1st July and I promise you not a trapeze artist in sight on the cover!

  2. It's a great story, I absolutely rocketed through it. I couldn't wait to find out how it was all going to end and I was completely satisfied that I had read a good book when I finished it. It became quite clear early on that there was no circus in town ha ha!