Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Five Dead Men by Rachel Green. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite. Read on for more info and my review.
When the bodies of five men are discovered in a secret vault at the villa Belle Époque, suspicion falls upon the villa’s former owner, enigmatic Pascal Deveraux.
Actor, gambler, general good-for-nothing – Pascal has lived a life of privilege and excess. But with no evidence to implicate him in murder, the case goes unsolved.
Called in to investigate the cold case, it’s not long before Margot’s enquiries re-open old wounds. Aided by policière municipale, Alia Leon, the investigation moves swiftly from the smugglers’ trails of the Pyrenees to the cannabis clubs of Barcelona. And it’s there, in the dark medieval streets of the city’s Gothic Quarter, that someone finds a reason to silence her.
Five Dead Men is book two in the Madame Renard Investgates series by Rachel Green. I read the first book and enjoyed it, so looked forward to reading this second book.
I really enjoy the mysterious plot in this and how the story twists and turns, keeping you guessing and turning the pages. The pacing was good. This was an easy read that I was able to finish relatively quickly.
I enjoyed the characters as well. Each person had a purpose and was well written. The dynamics of the relationships were intriguing to read. I think the characters were definitely a highlight of this book.
Overall, Five Dead Men is a solid mystery that thoroughly entertained me.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy and tour invite. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Rachel Green is the pen name of a writer from the UK. Rachel has twice been longlisted for both the Bath Novel Award and the BPA First Novel Award, as well as being on the shortlist for the Capital Crime New Voices Award. Rachel lives in a tiny village in England, but travels frequently to the south of France where the stories from the Madame Renard Investigates series are set
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