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#Review Limelight by Graham Hurley
by Graham Hurley
Life is dangerous. No one survives it. Enora Andressen makes a series of mind-blowing discoveries when her friend disappears.
Actress Enora Andressen is catching up with her ex-neighbour, Evelyn Warlock, who’s recently retired to the comely East Devon seaside town of Budleigh Salterton. The peace, the friendship of strangers and the town’s prestigious literary festival . . . Evelyn loves them all.
Until the September evening when her French neighbour, Christianne Beaucarne, disappears. Enora has met this woman. The two of them have bonded. But what Enora discovers over the anguished months to come will put sleepy Budleigh Salterton on the front page of every newspaper in the land
Limelight is book 4 in the Enora Andressen series from Graham Hurley, I have not read the previous books and definitely do feel it would have been best if I had, there was very little background to bring a new reader up to speed so from my personal point I do recommend reading this in series order.
Enora is stopped at customs whilst trying to take Pavel’s ashes to Prague, I need a more fleshed out back story on their relationship as I didn’t really understand it – were they once lovers, or only every just friends? Instead of heading home she takes a detour and instead takes the ashes and visits her friend Evelyn in Budleigh Salterton. From here the story is a slow build of friendships with Evelyn’s neighbour Christianne, and when she goes missing it starts to pick up the pace. The whole village is shocked by Christianne’s disappearance and as the story progresses politics and ethics come into play.
This book covered the hot button topic in euthanasia, it is clear from reading what the authors stance is on this – and I have to admit I have no read much where a story line involves such a topic as people are going to have very strong opinions on the subject whether they agree with how the story plays out.
I enjoyed this book, it certainly wasn’t what I was expecting and I do wish I had read the previous ones in – but it gives me an excuse to go back and do so now.
Author Bio –
Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. His Faraday and Winter series won two Theakstons shortlist nominations and was successfully adapted for French TV. He has since written a quartet of novels featuring D/S Jimmy Suttle, and three WW2 novels, the first of which – Finisterre – was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. The first three titles in the Enora Andressen series, Curtain Call, Sight Unseen and Off Script, are also available from Severn House. After thirty years in Portsmouth, Graham now lives in East Devon with his wife, Lin.
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