The Thief Catcher
by Jonette Blake
October 1-31, 2021 Virtual Book Tour
Delia Frost is ready to quit her job and take a holiday. But she wants a relaxing holiday, not the one her husband dreams of; traveling in a motorhome. Sending airfare money to her two children who are holidaying abroad so they can all meet up for this family holiday, she packs her and her husband’s bags for seven glorious days in a tropical island resort.
But even thieves need to take a holiday, and once more Delia finds herself caught in a web of thievery and murder. And this time it is not only her life in danger, it is the lives of her children.
Can she catch this murderous thief before it's too late?
This is the second novel from Blake featuring Delia. Although it reads relatively well on its own, I would suggest reading The Widow Catcher first as events from that novel do come into play in this one. (You can read my review: The Widow Catcher.)
I found Delia in this novel to be a difficult woman for me to like. She was over bearing and pushing and glaring at people. Her husband and kids regretted telling her secrets, for example, because of the way she reacted. (2049/3386) Most of the narrative is about Delia and her relationships with others. The mystery is subtle and in the background. We do hear of a death a couple of times but they are nearly ignored.
This is a mystery for readers who like an emphasis on character relationships more than on solving a mystery. There is a little suspense at the end and it makes for a good resolution to the mystery hiding in the background.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Genre: Murder Mystery
Published by: Self-Published
Publication Date: August 13th 2021
Number of Pages: 270
Series: A Delia Frost Novel
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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Author Bio:The Widow Catcher" is based on the coastal town she lives in and her own bank teller experience.
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