Cold to the touch fyfield frances. Cold to the Touch, By Frances Fyfield 2019-01-30

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Cold to the Touch (Sarah Fortune, #6) by Frances Fyfield

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The protagonist is a middle-aged courtesan who plays amateur detective, but Miss Marples or Hercule Poirot she is not. Crime novels can be formulaic. Frances Fyfield has spent much of her professional life practising as a criminal lawyer, work which has informed her highly acclaimed crime novels. There's a perfect picture of the local community in Pennyvale β€” it's insular but with strange pockets of tolerance. I doubt that you'll be disappointed. Pennyvale both charms and distracts her with hints of scandal and buried secrets, but it soon begins to disquiet her as cracks of distrust and jealousy show in the polite fa ades.

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Cold to the Touch by Frances Fyfield

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This book features Sarah Fortune think there are 3 or 4 with her at center --one of the most original characters ever to take center stage in a mystery series. The village is picturesque and polite but Sarah is sensitive to scandal under the surface. Yes β€” it's a village. There's a murder, but it's not a murder mystery in the sense that the author leaves clues lying around for the reader to pick up. So I think I'll steer clear of Fyfield in future, unless I'm really desperate.

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Cold to the Touch, By Frances Fyfield

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Jessica longs to return to the small village where she grew up, but she has burned all her bridges. It's crime fiction of a sort. She longs to return, but first she needs to secure the love of the powerful man who has spurned her obsessive adoration. Her crime novels remind me some of Susan Hill's, rich in characterisation and unusual in terms of how the story is revealed and its twists and turns. Sarah - lawyer, professional mistress and stalwart friend - recognises her despair and her vulnerability, and knows all too well what damage those emotions can wreak. When Sarah Fortune encounters her on a cold, dark London morning, she's distraught because the man who fills all her thoughts has rejected her and it seems that her mother wants nothing to do with her. Won't say much about the plot as it is one that needs to be approached 'cold'.

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Cold to the Touch by Frances Fyfield Β· OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

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The book has a great vibe that drags you in and has you begging to discover the mystery of Jessica Hurley. I find it difficult to say much more about it. Bartholomew, but I shall iave if I don't find out what happened. Jess is a talented chef but she's short of work β€” the occasion when she emptied a tureen of soup over the host at a dinner party did not enhance her reputation even if all the other guests were secretly delighted. I find it difficult to say much more about it. That's why we need stories. Frances Fyfield's style is lyrical.

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Frances Fyfield: Cold To The Touch (ePUB)

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At the other end of the scale I began by disliking Jessica's mother, but sympathy gradually crept in. But when Sarah arrives, she finds that Jessica is even more unwelcome than she thought, and suddenly Jessica is missing, her number unavailable. Meanwhile, Jessica is having man-trouble back in London. Frances Fyfield has spent much of her professional life practising as a criminal lawyer, work which has informed her realistic and highly acclaimed crime novels. Jess believes her life can be put right if she could only go home to the village where she grew up, but she is unsure whether she would be welcomed or be rejected again. Her crime novels remind me some of Susan Hill's, rich in characterisation and unusual in terms of how the story is revealed and its twists and turns. There's Smithfield Market in central London, too β€” and a strong chance that you'll at least consider becoming vegetarian at the end of your visit.

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Cold to the Touch by Frances Fyfield

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Sarah Fortune, her older, cynical friend, is keen to distance herself from her usual haunts and welcomes the chance to leave London in the hope that she might she be able to effect a reconciliation between Jessica and her mother. Sarah - lawyer, professional mistress and stalwart friend - recognises her despair and her vulnerability, and knows all too well what damage those emotions can wreak. What she discovers reveals a truth more chilling than she could have imagined, but she has to return to Pennyvale to fully understand how Jessica was finally brought home, and why. She is also a regular broadcaster on Radio 4, most recently as the presenter of the series 'Tales from the Stave'. Sarah's increasingly desperate search for her tortured friend takes her to places even colder than the grave.

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Cold To The Touch : Frances Fyfield : 9780751574012

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She goes to Pennyvale in search of her own dream β€” the cottage with roses round the door and the sound of the sea β€” but there's also the instinct of the stalwart friend to see if there's any way that Jess could be welcomed back into the local community. It's imagination that squares the circle. A tense psychological thriller ideal for fans of Faye Kellerman and Louise Penny. Once I got through the first few chapters I could not put this book down. Sarah Fortune, her older, cynical friend, is keen to distance herself from her usual haunts and welcomes the chance to leave London in the hope that she might she be able to effect a reconciliation between Jessica and her mother. Sarah Fortune, a high-class escort with a heart of gold it sounds like a clichΓ© but she is an unusually real heroine leaves London for the seaside village of Pennyvale, where her friend Jessica used to live.

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Cold To The Touch : Frances Fyfield : 9781847441096

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It is quite graphic in that respect. Both the book and dust jacket are in nice, clean, tight and unmarked condition. She longs to return, but first she needs to secure the love of the powerful man who has spurned her obsessive adoration. It would be easy to call her the tart with a heart of gold, but she's more than that. If this book appeals then you might also enjoy and. It's normal β€” but not quite right. My thanks to the publishers for sending a copy to the Bookbag.

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