Small Town Shock
by Issy Brooke
Series: Some Very English Murders (#1)
Published: 30 Mar 2015
The isolated and rural farming county of Lincolnshire, England is a place you come from - not move to.
Except for Penny May. She’s tired of the stress of her job in London, and it’s time for an early retirement. In an effort to reclaim the exuberance of youth that she once had, she gets a funky hair style, a classic motorcycle - and a dog with “issues”.
Dog ownership is harder than she expected, but she won’t give up. To avoid postmen, people in hats, people with bags and all the other dogs in the world, she has to walk in lonely places at lonely times … it’s almost inevitable that she stumbles across a dead body, really.
It might not be the most conventional way of settling into a new community, but the locals open up to her, and soon she’s involved in the investigation. But her need for justice brings her into conflict with Drew, the local blacksmith who’s been helping her with dog training, and Cath Pritchard, the detective constable. Is her need for friendship stronger than her need to find the killer?
And will she ever be able to walk her dog in daylight?
This is a clean read suitable for all; it’s a standalone novel with no cliffhanger, and the mystery is fair-play and solved.