My second review is for “Oak” by Angela B. Mortimer. I am liking this author. Her work is imaginative and, in the end, hopeful.
Oak is a delightful mystery within a mystery. First we have the murder mystery—a young woman found in a small British village. We see the story through the eyes of Detective Chief Inspector Michael Campion, who finds the quaint village of St. Athelstan a bit creepy at first; but soon begins to feel very comfortable. Then the second mystery starts to unfold and the rest of the world gets pulled in.
It all moves to a surprising conclusion that is both frightening and hopeful. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good mystery.