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When Kelly Johnson's husband disappears, her perfect world in the Foxrock suburb of Dublin falls apart. Then she stumbles on a dead body in the graveyard behind her house.
A coincidence? Garda Sergeant Mike West thinks so until he finds a link between the dead body and Kelly's missing husband.
And then to add to the problem, Kelly disappears.
That One May Smile is the first book in the Garda West Crime Novels by Valerie Keogh. I really enjoyed reading this book, Valerie has created a cast of intriguing characters and a mystery that will keep you guessing until the final page. This series is definitely one to watch.
Kelly Johnson has lived the past three months in limbo. Her husband has disappeared and Kelly is still trying to piece together what happened to him. When she finally finds the courage to leave her home, she stumbles across a dead body in the graveyard at her local church. Shaken by the discovery Kelly now finds herself entangled in a new police investigation and there are plenty of people who don’t trust her side of the story. Is the discovery of the dead body somehow linked to the disappearance of her husband? Does she know more than she is letting on?
I really liked the characters in this book. Kelly was engaging, especially as she searched for husband and fought to find answers about what had happened to him. She faces a lot of problems in this book and I was rooting for her the whole way. I enjoyed the scenes that featured her and Sergeant Mike West. I felt as though there was a hint that something could happen between them, especially as Mike appeared to be quite struck by Kelly.
What I liked about this book is that it didn’t get over complicated as some crime novels sometime do. It made for a nice, easy read that can definitely be read in one sitting and there weren’t too many characters to keep track of.
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