Last Seen Alive

It s been all of twenty years since Alicia Parnell last saw Sturrenden While she was still a schoolgirl a jilted boyfriend killed himself, and her parents tactfully moved away from that corner of Kent Nevertheless the old crowd are delighted when she turns up out of the blue one day Just why she has chosen to come back, no one can guess But within hours Alicia has beenIt s been all of twenty years since Alicia Parnell last saw Sturrenden While she was still a schoolgirl a jilted boyfriend killed himself, and her parents tactfully moved away from that corner of Kent Nevertheless the old crowd are delighted when she turns up out of the blue one day Just why she has chosen to come back, no one can guess But within hours Alicia has been found strangled, and Inspector Luke Thanet is called upon to solve her murder, a task that will involving delving deep into the past.
Last Seen Alive It s been all of twenty years since Alicia Parnell last saw Sturrenden While she was still a schoolgirl a jilted boyfriend killed himself and her parents tactfully moved away from that corner of Kent

  • Title: Last Seen Alive
  • Author: Dorothy Simpson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. I think this is my favorite book, so far, in the series. In this one, we find a woman that has been murdered in a hotel. She used to live in Sturrenden but nobody has seen her for 20 years. Not since her then boyfriend committed suicide. The thing with these mysteries, is you kind of know who the killer is but at the same time, you really don't care. At least, I don't. I like the way they're written, I like the characters, and I enjoy "watching" the mystery unfold. I've said this before, they ar [...]

    2. GNAb I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Dorothy Simpson and Open Road Integrated Media in exchange for an honest review. This novel was originally published December 1988 by Penguin. Thank you for sharing your hard work with me.A Dorothy Simpson novel is always a good choice for an entertaining read. Her mysteries stay nicely hidden until she is ready for you to figure them out, Her characters are interesting and very completely known by the reader, and you will alwa [...]

    3. Alicia Parnell hasn't been back to Sturrenden since she left with her family twenty years ago. Within hours of her arrival she is found strangled in her hotel room. Before she left, her jilted boyfriend had committed suicide - has someone taken their revenge after all this time? DI Luke Thanet and DS Mike Lineham must dig deep into the past to find where the seeds of the tragedy started to germinate.This is a thoughtful and thought provoking mystery which has an all too human tragedy at its hear [...]

    4. As always I find Titles In Dorothy Simpson's Inspector Luke Thanet's British police procedural series to be first-rate. So sad that illness forced her to stop writing altogether. A mystery reader's loss but of course wish her continued improved health.

    5. I just binge read 5 of Dorothy Simpsons Detective Thanet series. The first being "Six Feet Under". This the 5th of the series. My review will be the same for all 5 that I read. I don't like to recap what happened in the book. We can all read the blurb on the jacket, or online versions. I find it much more important to tell you, the potential reader, what I liked and why or what I disliked and why.What i liked:Detective Thanet is a fully realized character. We find out that he hates the first con [...]

    6. 4 starsAlicia Parnell was last seen in Sturrenden some twenty years earlier when her then boyfriend committed suicide. When she returned to the town, she is found murdered less than a day after her return. DI Luke Thanet and DS Mike Lineham are on the case. Since Thanet knew Alicia from years ago when the attended school together, he finds himself enmeshed in his personal feelings about the victim. After a few false starts and following some red herrings, Thanet and Lineham find the murderer. Wh [...]

    7. The 5th book in the Inspector Thanet mysteries and my first time reading the series. This is a well plotted and developed police procedural with lots of red herrings and a twist in the end. Set in a small village outside of London, Inspector Thanet and his partner are called to the scene of a murder at a local hotel. Thanet, who grew up in the village, recognizes the victim as a beautiful girl, and one of a group of popular teens, who left the village twenty years ago and returned for one night [...]

    8. So nice to read about a nice and normal family. I know not all families are nice but then not all families are horrible either. Thanet has a loving relationship with wife and children. I like the cerebral stories,not violent and psychologically insane people. I firmly agree with Thanet's last opinion on telling the secret. Only fair to the woman.

    9. Twists and turnsI like Inspector Thanet and his partner. This should be a good series. The ending was weak to me. I couldn't tell if their conclusion to the murder was right or not. I thought Rain's confession was true or not. Several other characters could have been the murderer and Rain was protecting family.

    10. I really liked this book! I'm generally not into mysteries, but for some reason, this one caught my attention. I really enjoyed the way the story unfolded, the descriptions of the characters, the suspicions, etc. Each time I thought I had it figured out, I was wrong. The funny part is that when I got to the end where the "twist" was revealed, I had two of the female characters' names confused! Don't laugh, but that made it even more of a twist!I enjoyed the interweaving of Thanet's home life int [...]

    11. This is the fifth Luke Thanet mystery and I like every one. The mystery is good, but even better is the little view into Thanet's life. The reader gets to meet his wife and children and see the relationships Luke has at work. It has been awhile since I read the first four mysterys, but I remembered why I like them as soon as I picked this one up. I will keep looking for all 15 of the series - they are a lot of fun.

    12. Inspector Thanet investigates the death of a lady who returned to the village of her childhood and was murdered very quickly after arrival. Who did it and why? No-one knows but Thanet and his assistant sleuth it out and eventually pinpoint the perpetrator - but not without a lot of misleading evidence along the way.

    13. This was a really good story, with an unexpected ending. It was very original. I'll definitely be looking to see what else this author has written.

    14. First one in the series I have read and it won't be the last.Very enjoyable and quite well written.

    15. Luke Thanet, English detective solves the murder of a woman recently widowed who returns to her home village only to be found murdered. Good.

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