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MYSTERY AT THE ABBEY HOTEL by CLARE CHASE
TEASER TUESDAY / TEASER EXTRACT
CHAPTER 24 – KINDLE 56%
“Eve and Harper were sitting at a window table in the Cross Keys, looking out over the village green. The wind blew the branches of the bare oaks, but there were signs of spring: daffodils danced in the breeze and the flowering currant by the village store was festooned with deep pink blooms.
The first signs of growth and renewal normally left Eve feeling uplifted but today they served to accentuate Harper Reece’s anguish. Life and opportunities were opening up for her, just like the spring flowers, but they came with a terrible loss.
The woman looked so desolate. She seemed nervous too, glancing over her shoulder every minute. Had Edmund wanted to sit in on the interview? Eve bet he had, and although Harper must have convinced him not to, she probably thought he’d gatecrash their chat any minute.
Eve suggested he join them for the latter part of the meeting, to give his thoughts on Debra, She hoped the request hadn’t sounded too contrived. She wanted Harper to herself at first, but seeing more of her husband later could only be helpful”
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Just to give you an extra helping hand to make your mind up, let’s take a look at the book’s premise
MYSTERY AT THE ABBEY HOTEL – (Eve Mallow #5)
Saxford St Peter is Eve Mallow’s beloved home, but she can’t resist the chance to spend a weekend in the nearby Abbey Hotel, famed for its glamorous owner Debra Moran and an array of celebrity guests. For a confirmed people-watcher like Eve, it’s perfect: she can observe the rich and famous while sipping tea in the gardens, her faithful dachshund Gus by her side.
But her relaxing break takes a shocking turn when Debra is found lying dead in the shadowy woods around the hotel. One of Eve’s fellow guests didn’t come to the Abbey for fine food and delightful décor – but to kill.
When the investigation gets underway, Eve finds herself trapped with a wide range of suspects. Could it be Debra’s new friend Harper, who inherits everything? Her ex-husband Chester, still seething over their messy divorce? Or her estranged sister Amelia, who came hoping for reconciliation, only for Debra to shut the door in her face?
As Eve roams the hotel, searching for clues and hunting down alibis, she uncovers a whole host of secrets. But can she find the truth before the killer brings her holiday to a deadly end?
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by:
Ambrosia at ‘The Purple Booker‘
Each week she shares her own teaser lines and invites other bloggers to do the same. So if you have a few moments, why not stop by and see what’s on offer this time, after all, you never know where that next great read is going to come from!