It is April 1918. May Keaps is a twenty-year-old ambulance driver stationed at The Front. As if transporting hideously wounded soldiers, sleep deprivation and constant shell bombardment weren’t enough, she becomes unwittingly entangled in the untimely death of a young captain, Tobias Fairfax.
Newly-arrived in Northern France he was found with a discharged pistol by his side; rumours on the battlefield were that it wasn’t an accident and he had taken the coward’s way out, committing suicide.
Whatever the explanation, Tobias left a dangerous legacy that puts May in the line of fire. But she is not the only one with a reason to want to uncover the truth. And in a world where life can be extinguished in the blink of an eye, May might regret her search for answers…
The Last Post is the haunting introduction to the May Keaps series.
The Last Post was previously published as Faith’s Reward
The Last Post is a short novella introducing us to May Keaps who is the main character in an upcoming series of which the first full length novel will be published next month.
It literally took me less than half an hour to read this so is perfect for some one wanting something quick whilst being a bit of a taster of whats to come in the full length novels.
Though only a short read, there is with out a doubt enough for the reader to get a feel for May and what a gutsy lady she is I have to say. To be in the thick of things as a war is going on, I really didn’t envy her.
The Last Post is a quick and captivating read that has left me looking forward to future books in the series.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Last Post is availabe to download for FREE from Amazon.
BK Duncan is the pen name Ruth Wade has adopted for the May Keaps series of historical crime novels.
Born on a steam railway and brought up on the South Coast of England, such beginnings were destined to leave BK Duncan with a love of vintage transport, crashing seas, and Art Deco architecture.
Following a career encompassing developmental learning and change-management consultancy she now combines producing her own work with lecturing part-time in creative writing in colleges and academies in Cambridge and Oxford. Her two great passions are longbow archery and the Argentine Tango. Sadly, she is not nearly as accomplished at either as she’d like.
BK Duncan also writes historical crime novels as Ruth Wade.