It Begins In Betrayal (A Lane Winslow Mystery)

by Iona Whishaw

Paperback, 2018

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Touchwood Editions (2018), 384 pages


Finalist for a 2019 Lefty Award The fourth book in what the Globe and Mail has proclaimed "a terrific series" by "a writer to watch." Summer descends over the picturesque King's Cove as Darling and Lane's mutual affection blossoms. But their respite from solving crime is cut short when a British government official arrives in Nelson to compel Darling to return to England for questioning about the death of a rear gunner under his command in 1943. In Darling's absence, Ames oversees the investigation into the suspicious death of a local elderly woman and uncovers a painful betrayal inflicted forty years earlier. Meanwhile, Lane follows Darling to London, where he is charged with murder and faces hanging. While desperately seeking answers, Lane is presented with a proposal that could save the man she loves, but only if she returns to the very life she sought to leave behind.… (more)

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LibraryThing member SandyAMcPherson
A departure from the West Kootenay saga of mysteries in the Nelson-Balfour-Procter area. I didn't care for this episode very much. The author wrote well but I had a major niggle with the implausible scenario that took Insp. Darling to England. The novel was redeemed only by Ames' managment of the
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murder over the river at Harrop.
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LibraryThing member jennybeast
To be perfectly honest, this has the least believable plot of the series so far -- I apparently don't believe in the long reach of spymasters and I really hope I never have to lose that outlook. Nonetheless, I opened the book and could not put it down. Nonetheless, we see a wonderful furthering of
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romantic intent between Winslow and Darling with a bonus of Ames proving his skills as a solo detective. Nonetheless, the plot hooks you and carries you along. While I missed the glorious atmospheric BC setting of the other books, this one had much to recommend it in pulling back the curtain of Darling's wartime experiences. Delighted despite myself, and looking forward to more. Tried an audio version very briefly and it definitely isn't the right medium for this series for me.
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Lefty Award (Nominee — Historical Mystery — 2019)




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