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The job presented to forensic genealogist, Morton Farrier, ought to have been simple and easy. But the surprise discovery of an additional marriage to his client’s father leads Morton on an enquiry, revolving around a mysterious death in the county asylum. Requiring his various investigative genealogical skills, Morton must work to unravel this complex 80-year-old secret and finally reveal the truth to his client.

©2018 Nathan Dylan Goodwin (P)2019 Nathan Dylan Goodwin

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Wish it was longer.

I really liked this book. It had the right mix of intrigue and humor. The performance was great. I wish it was a longer book I finished wanting to hear more.

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Underdeveloped Storyline

I liked the premise of the story and enjoy a genealogical mystery/thriller. However, this book left me underwhelmed. I felt the author could have pulled us in better by further developing the characters and storyline.

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A tragedy wrapped up in a romance

Morton and Juliet meet in this novella and the story of their meeting is sweet and modern and reveals much about each of their personalities. The other story in this book is swathed in mystery, supposition and tragedy.
Spoiler alert do not read if you don’t want info that will be a spoiler.

The interesting thing is that the book ends with no solution of the mystery, merely Morton’s thoughts on possible ends. You are left to draw your own conclusions which is both enticing and in my mind very non-North American as we tend to like things tied up in a bow and over explained often. I actually live this about the book and it draws you nicely into the series, which I also love. It’s a terrific series and well worth listening to.

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  • Mark
  • 10-12-20

Is that it?

Extremely underwhelming - I assumed it was just coming to the end of the first act when it finished.

Plot: we meet 'forensic' genealogist in the middle of a job compiling a family tree. He meets a girl and likes her. He finishes the job with a slightly unexpected result.

This does not constitute a book, although it's helpful if you need exhaustive detail about the workings of the libraries and desk layout of East Sussex libraries and how to work a microfilm machine.

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  • Claire Frost
  • 09-13-19

Gripping story

Loved everything about this book. The story drew me in and held my attention throughout. The narration was excellent. Looking forward to reading more from this talented author.

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  • Amelie Green
  • 09-12-19

A much more engaging read than the title suggests

I really enjoyed this book. It felt like it could be one of a series and I liked the protagonist and his interesting job as a genealogist. The narrative was tight and the story held together well. If there were a sequel I would read it.
I also enjoyed the readers voice who brought the different characters to life.