domenica 22 febbraio 2015

Review: The Deep End by Julie Mulhern

The Deep End
by Julie Mulhern

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The Deep End
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (February 17, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1941962237
E-Book File Size: 507 KB


Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life.
It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex, petty cruelties and blackmail.
As the body count approaches par on the seventh hole, Ellison knows she has to catch a killer. But with an interfering mother, an adoring father, a teenage daughter, and a cadre of well-meaning friends demanding her attention, can Ellison find the killer before he finds her.
My review:
It 's a cozy mystery very original, wich alternates between humor and mystery, set in Kansas City during the Watergate
Ellison Walford Russell is a successful artist, has a teenage daughter, an unhappy marriage and a mother intrusive. She attended an exclusive club and one morning, while is swimming in the pool she finds a corpse: it is the body of her husband's mistress, Madeline Harper. She would like to hide the relationship of her husband but knows that will come out because the two lovers have never been discreet. Finds herself to be suspected of murder while Henry, her husband, has disappeared into thin air. Fortunately, the detective in charge of the investigation is very competent and sympathetic. Ellison, however, decides she must find the culprit: she wants to be sure to be cleared of suspicion. Will she find the murderess? Finally will get a sentimental serenity?
Ellison is a good woman and under the thumb of all those around her, her mother and her husband in particular. Henry does not accept that Ellison earn more than him. He also tastes a bit special like subdue his partner but handcuffs and whips are not for Ellison so Henry begins to attend a club. Ellison waiting 18 years daughter to leave him, she doesn't want to hurt her. Investigating discover things even more puzzling over her husband. This will help her to become increasingly strong and sure of herself and finally begin to rebel and get her deserved freedom. Very entertaining various clashes between Ellison and her mother.

Between a plot twist and a laugh, with characters very funny and unique, a well-developed and compelling plot, the pages run away very nicely.
It 's a very good debut for the author and I can't wait  to reading new adventures of Ellison and her friends.

I received a copy of this book in return for an honest review

About This Author
Julie Mulhern is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean—and she’s got an active imagination. Truth is—she’s an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions. She is a 2014 Golden Heart® Finalist. The Deep End is her first mystery and is the winner of The Sheila Award.

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Twitter: @juliekmulhern

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