Saturday, January 23, 2021



Deadly Whispers in Lower Dimblebrook

When Isabelle Darby moves to the delightfully cosy village of Lower Dimblebrook, she’s searching for peace and quiet as well as a chance to escape from heartbreak. After making friends with Fiona Lambourne, another newcomer to the village, Issie is left reeling when tragedy strikes and Fiona is murdered, the second wife Anthony Lambourne has lost in unfortunate circumstances. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the local gossips insist that Fiona had been embroiled in an affair before her death, something which Issie knows not to be the case. Determined to clear her friend's reputation and solve the mystery of the rumours, Issie takes on both the gossips and the handsome but stern DI Wainwright, making both friends and enemies along the way!


I just really want to take a moment to admire this beautiful cover. It has just the right amount of cozy, a town where you can expect serene and quiet, while indulging in a little bit of murder - just perfect for cozy mystery fans. 

Isabelle "Issie" Darby escapes from Bristol to a small village in the Cotswold - Lower Dimblebrook to escape and mend a broken heart. What she gets instead is losing a friend she has made in that small village to murder. 

The writing was completely immersive as I sit and read this book while the rain is pouring in the winter chill. Butterfield transported me to an idyllic countryside village and as the mystery unfolds, you learn about the characters in the village, a little bit more about Issie as the investigation to find the culprit is on the way. I really enjoyed the writing. It was entertaining as it was enjoyable to read over a couple of days. 

I will definitely be looking forward to reading more books with Julie Butterfield. 

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Author Bio – 

Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of 'always wanted to write' authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper - or rather fingers to keyboard.
She wrote her first book purely for pleasure and was very surprised to discover that so many people enjoyed the story and wanted more, so she decided to carry on writing.
It has to be pointed out that her first novel, 'Did I Mention I Won The Lottery' is a complete work of fiction and she did not, in fact, receive millions in her bank account and forget to mention it to her husband - even though he still asks her every day if she has anything to tell him!

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