Adventure, Mystery

No Deadly Medicine by Trudey Martin

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The book was one of those languishing on my backlist. I am glad I finally took the time out and read it. It is not a large volume and quite fast-paced at that. This essentially meant that I could read it in a sitting or two.
The plot starts off in a very cosy, mysterious feel, and the stakes are upped quite suddenly, and the danger is very real.
Verity is trying to be a good samaritan when she goes to the home of the man who dropped a notebook. She finds him bleeding out, and he tells her a couple of things before he passes on. This is information that could have been ignored by an almost recently widowed woman. Being the person she is, she starts to dig deeper and commits completely to solving the riddles. This is not something to be taken lightly since there is corruption at its core. The police and others might be complicit in the events, and Verity is unsure about who to trust.
The only reason I took away a star is that I thought the writer made the twist at the end quite obvious, given the way the lead protagonist thought. She should have suspected! The solution by itself seemed quite novel and made me root for a proper solution and a reasonable happily ever after.
There have been quite a few subsequent sequels written in this series. I haven’t read any of them, but maybe I might pick up the next if I can, next year.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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