The Hermitage by LJ Ross @LJRoss_author


Book Description:


He thought he was invincible, but he was wrong…

When an old man is found dead inside the ancient hermitage at Warkworth Castle, Northumbria CID are called in to investigate. With no apparent motive, it’s their job to unravel why he was murdered – and this time they’re forced to do it without their star detective…

DCI Ryan is thousands of miles away. He’s tracked a killer across Europe and has sworn not to return until he has his man in custody. Nathan Armstrong is a dangerous psychopath but there’s just one problem – he’s also an international celebrity; a world-famous thriller writer with money and connections. 

Ryan is a stranger in a foreign land, but he knows one thing – he’ll never give up. 

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular landscapes of Northumberland and Tuscany. 

My Thoughts:

The majority of this story is set over in Italy. Oh my, how the author brings the area vividly to life. Yes this may be a dark and chilling read in parts but boy did I fall in love with the place. The descriptions were just to wonderful not to.

I have to say for me the star of this book is Phillips. He brings some light relief to the story and many a times I found myself grinning at his local dialogue. Believe me, by the end of the book, you can’t help ever so slightly falling a little bit in love with him yourself. He really is such a sweetheart.

It’s probably best to have read previous books in the story to get the most from this book as there is a bit of background you would be better of knowing to do with Ryan and Anna. It was great to catch up with them and see where the author was going to take us all next.

The Hermitage was a gripping page turner of a read that I couldn’t help but devour pretty much in one go. It was just to fabulous not to. The author is certainly one who is well known for bringing the settings in her books to life and you can’t help but get wrapped up with the scenery as well as all the goings on in the case. The pace starts off steady and picks up throughout as we get nearer to the end and I enjoyed every minute of it. A highly recommended read.

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

The Hermitage is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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