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by Matador, 28 July 2018. ISBN
The protagonist here is an
interesting and attractive figure whose gradual realisation of the peculiarities
of the tours of parts of Africa offered to vulnerable young blonde women
is well shown. She is Petra Minx an RCMP sergeant who is on holiday in
South Africa with her Italian friend, Carlo, who works for Interpol. They
are at the wedding of Carlo’s cousin. The bride, Julia, is reluctant and
the wedding is organised like a military operation by Julia’s stepmother,
Sandrine. Florian, the son of the planner is a charismatic, sexy
and beautiful man who unsettles Petra and the priest who performs the ceremony
is his friend and a rather dodgy character.
Petra’s boss is concerned about Vicky,
a young masseuse at a hotel who has gone into an African village as a volunteer
helping women. Her putative employer, a wealthy woman called Mrs Pinderally
is also concerned and supplies aid to Petra. As Petra and Carlo
travel around the country in a camper van both find activities to
investigate. Gradually Petra gets so involved that she puts her own life
and future in danger.
The story is one that draws the
reader on to find out what it all means.
Jennifer S. Palmer
This is the third story about Petra.
Marion Leighwas born
and educated in the United Kingdom, and has lived in Europe, Canada, the USA
and the Bahamas. She has also spent time in Australia and the Far East, India,
Africa, South America and the Caribbean. This eagerness to explore new places
enables her to take her readers into worlds they may not have had the
opportunity to experience.
my reading life crime fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my
15 years as an expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.