25 January 2023

The Newlywed by Anna Willett Book Review! @AnnaWillett9 @annawillettauthor.


Detectives dig deep to discover what happened to a lost bride.

After travelling to the breezy seaside town of Seabreak with her new husband to meet his twin brother, Jane Wilson 
vanishes without a trace.

There is never any sign of her again, and despite blame initially being cast on the husband, with 
no evidence of a crime, nothing is done.

Years later, Detective Inspector Veronika Pope and her team at the Special Crime Squad 
reinvestigate the disappearance.

What really drove Jane to return to the town? And what 
made sure she would never leave?

Detective Pope is convinced the town and its windy dunes 
hold the secrets, but she is faced with the grim determination of others to keep them buried forever…

THE NEWLYWED is Anna Willett’s latest 
suspenseful mystery. It can be read on its own, or alongside two other books featuring Detective Veronika Pope, THE WOMAN BEHIND HER and THE FAMILY MAN.

Anna Willett is the author of several other thrillers published by THE BOOK FOLKS. In order of publication, they are as follows:

BACKWOODS RIPPER
RETRIBUTION RIDGE
UNWELCOME GUESTS
FORGOTTEN CRIMES
CRUELTY’S DAUGHTER
VENGEANCE BLIND
SMALL TOWN NIGHTMARE
COLD VALLEY NIGHTMARE
SAVAGE BAY NIGHTMARE
PEST
BEAST
DEAR NEIGHBOUR
LOST TO THE LAKE


Raised in Western Australia Anna developed a love for fiction at an early age and began writing short stories in high school. Drawn to dark tales, Anna enjoys writing thrillers with strong female characters. When she’s not writing, Anna enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her husband and two children.


My Thoughts

The Newlywed by Anna Willette is the third book in the Detective Veronika Pope series, it can be read alone or in order, your choice.

In the town of Seabreak, Jane Wilson goes with her new husband Richard to meet his twin Ed. The night they arrive, they have a discussion where Jane tells Richard that she may have witnessed a murder when she was younger, along the beach in the dunes. She is very upset but Richard brushes it off, telling her it most likely was a dream. The next morning Jane is gone, never to be seen again.

Years later, the case is opened up again and with Detective Veronika Pope leading the investigation, the reader learns that this case is among others of missing young women. 

The reader is introduced to various members of the task force, but it is Detective Pope is the force behind the investigation. They need to find and interview or reinterview, whatever the case of all the people that had been interviewed in the past. Lots of shady characters, some willing to talk but most do not want to. Why though? What are they hiding? 

There are a lot of twists and turns to this psychological thriller, written with experience and knowledge of how investigations work. I found the book to be very interesting, I do like a good thriller. Even though I had not read the first two in the series, I found it was easy to get to know the characters. I think if you love a good murder mystery, then this one is one to add to your collection.

I give it 5 stars!

I received a copy for review purposes only.




 

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