This is the first I have seen of the Drew Fathering series, but I’m glad I found out about it. Julianna Deering does a good job at writing a story that holds your attention and keeps you turning the page to find out what happens.
There is a variety of story types in Death at Thorburn Hall. Overall is the traditional mystery, but there are parts with action, suspense, and some romance mixed in. The faith of the main characters undergirds their decisions during the book. It has enough to interest a wide audience.
The plot moves along at an easy pace, and the characters are well described. You can get a good feel for both the people and times through the descriptions in the book. Though it is a part of a series, and previous events are mentioned, you don’t have to read the other books to understand what is going on.
It holds true to being a mystery. There are many characters that are involved in the plot, and you get the sense that it could have been any one of them that committed the crime. If you’re one to try to follow along and solve the crime before the culprit is identified, you might end up stumped. Just when you think you have it figured out, a twist comes that makes you stop and wonder if you’re right.
I really enjoyed reading this book, and I look forward to reading more in the series.
I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.