Monday 27 January 2020

Book Review: The Bridge to Belle Island

From The Back:

After a humiliating mistake, lawyer Benjamin Booker resolves to never again trust a beautiful woman. When an old friend is killed, the senior partner isn't satisfied with Bow Street's efforts and asks Benjamin to investigate. Evidence takes him to a remote island on the Thames, a world unto itself, shrouded in mist and mystery. Soon Ben finds himself falling for the main suspect--a woman who claims not to have left the island in ten years. But is he a fool to believe her?

On Belle Island, Isabelle Wilder feels safe and leads a productive life, but fear keeps her trapped there. When Mr. Booker arrives with news of her trustee's murder in London, Isabelle is stunned. She has not left the island, yet she has a recurring dream about the man's death. Or is it a memory?

When a second person dies and evidence shockingly points to her, Isabelle doesn't know whom to trust: the attractive lawyer or the admirer and friends who assemble on Belle Island, each with grudges against the victim. Can she even trust her own mind? While they search for the truth, secrets come to light and danger comes calling.

My Reflections:
I have had the pleasure of reading many Julie Klassen novels and always leave the experience satisfied and hungry for more. 

Benjamin Booker is a lawyer by trade but after a humiliating mistake his trust issues run deep, especially with beautiful women. Unfortunately he is need to help clear the name of another beautiful face. After the death of one of his superiors Percival Norris, Benjamin is asked to go to Belle Island to investigate. How can he say no to Mr. Hardy, he took the risk and helped him go from inexperienced youth to his present position now?

Isabelle Wilder, a 30 year old spinster suffers from agoraphobia and sever anxiety issues. Trapped on the island by her affliction and fears she is tethered to her home on Belle Island. Her life spins wildly out of control after she becomes the main suspect in the murder of her trustees untimely death. Thing is she has not left the Island. 

The slow building suspense and plethora of possible suspects makes this who done it an intriguing mystery right up until the end. Fans who love Julie Klassen will be sure to enjoy this slightly different flavor in her usual writing style. 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen ( loves all things Jane--Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for 16 years and now writes full-time. Her novels have sold over 1 million copies, and three of...
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