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13-year-old Chantal Frazer’s carefree childhood came to an end the day her sister Sabine was murdered in shocking and tragic circumstances while working as an au pair for a wealthy family in their beautiful Cotswolds home.23 years later, Chantal visits Westerby Lodge, now converted into a luxury hotel, to attempt to find some answers. What really happened that terrible nig13-year-old Chantal Frazer’s carefree childhood came to an end the day her sister Sabine was murdered in shocking and tragic circumstances while working as an au pair for a wealthy family in their beautiful Cotswolds home.23 years later, Chantal visits Westerby Lodge, now converted into a luxury hotel, to attempt to find some answers. What really happened that terrible night? What is the truth about the troubled family history? As Chantal questions those who were there at the time, she discovers matters weren’t quite as straightforward as she’d been led to believe – and that someone is prepared to go to desperate lengths to ensure the truth remains hidden....

Title : A Final Reckoning
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ISBN : 9780727882882
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 Pages
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A Final Reckoning Reviews

  • Kimberly
    2019-01-09 22:22

    It was good, but I think it could have been better. It reminded me of the old-fashioned gothic romance/thrillers, but I think it seemed a little too short. Some of it could have been more developed and then everything at the end was over very quickly. I may read more of her books to see if I like them any better. Definitely like this type of book/style of writing.

  • Julie
    2019-01-14 02:27

    Great read! I enjoyed ever page of this book and couldn't put it down. It has a gothic quality about it that really intrigued me from the start. The characters were well developed and the plot had me hooked right away. I will definitely read more of this author's novels.

  • Dutchbaby
    2019-01-01 23:22

    I figured out the mystery half-way through the book. :(

  • Becca Mullins
    2019-01-05 22:10

    While the book was enjoyable, it was nothing more than a beach novel. The characters were rather shallow, descriptions were long-winded and the plot was rather simple. The myriad of supporting characters only helped wash out the already bland central ones. Slow to start and build with a hurried finish.

  • Rebecca
    2019-01-10 04:06

    This started well, but ended badly. Twenty-three years after her sister's murder, Chantel returns to the scene of the crime, which is now a fancy hotel. It's strange that she would do this -- she's never doubted what happened and, indeed, it seems pretty obvious. The lady of the house went on a rampage, stabbing her two sons and Chantel's sister, Sabine. All of the evidence points to that and no one has ever questioned it, including the accused who's been mute for the last 20 years.At opening weekend, a cast of characters show up, all of whom were affected in some way from the murders: Chantel, Sabine's old boyfriend, the one survivor of the massacre, and a cop who processed the scene. This is a classic mystery set up and for a while, it works. Chantel talks to the neighbors, wonders if the investigators made a mistake. She goes home, starts a relationship with the survivor and an investigation with the ex-cop.From this point on, you can guess the ending yourself except not the final climax which was so unbelievable horrible I can't believe an editor signed off on it.I won't be reading anything else by this author.

  • Mia
    2019-01-20 00:08

    My least favorite kind of 'suspense':the kind where the plot hinges on a person behaving in a way no real life person would behave. Let's say your sister was murdered by her employer while working as a nanny in another country. You have a stack of letters she sent you in the weeks and days leading up to the murder. You are plagued by an unsettled feeling that you just cannot understand why she was killed. Yet you do not read the letters. For decades. And when you finally do read them, you don't sit down to get it all over with and read one after the other, you dole them out to yourself incrementally over the course of months as you investigate her murder. Because while you are somehow so motivated to investigate that you traipse through heath and woods and dig up the old flames of everyone involved, you are not motivated enough to read the actual letters where your sister described what was happening in the house. Uh huh.And readers can all guess who the real killer is by, oh, page 20.I only finished it because I literally could not believe it was that obvious and I was expecting some surprising twist. Sigh.

  • Jo Barton
    2019-01-14 04:22

    Thirteen year old, Chantal Frazer’s happy-go-lucky childhood is overshadowed by her elder sister’s murder. Twenty-three years later, Chantal returns to Weston Lodge in the Cotswolds, the scene of her sister Sabine’s murder, which is now converted into a luxury hotel. Determined to find out more about Sabine’s, untimely death, Chantal finds that events were not as clear-cut as she was first led to believe.The Gothic setting, the chilling characters and misleading clues all add up to a fairly standard murder/mystery, which didn’t quite keep my attention. Somehow, the story lacked a sense of authenticity, and I found myself skipping parts of the narrative, which for me is never a good sign. There is potential in some of the novel but the epistolary communication between the sisters seemed a bit contrived and rather uninspired.In the end, I was left feeling let down by the whole story.Not a great book, but as always make up your own mind.

  • Patricia
    2018-12-29 04:16

    I liked the premise of this and it started out fairly well, but about halfway through I lost interest. The main character, Chantal, never really gelled for me and I felt that her relationship with the detective from the past was implausible. There also seemed to be some missed connection as to why she suspected certain people, etc.

  • David Marshall
    2019-01-18 04:57

    This is a beautifully written mystery as a woman visits the place where her sister was murder some twenty-three years earlier.http://opionator.wordpress.com/2013/0...

  • Kim
    2019-01-19 03:16

    It was an intriguing plot but much too easy to figure out what was coming next. I kept reading hoping for a twist - but really there never was one.The only "surprise" was the motive... which really was blasé and truly disappointing.

  • Amyem
    2019-01-24 23:57

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12733450

  • Name SWight
    2019-01-12 04:10

    only so-so

  • Terry Theresa
    2018-12-26 23:15

    The only thing which made me like the book was the story line. It was very slow in grabbing my attention but it finished well.

  • Jana
    2019-01-24 01:21

    3.5 stars, pretty good but it was easy to guess the ending

  • Angelina
    2019-01-13 23:01

    Overall pretty good, good plot, great building up. I am not usually one that can figure mystery's out, but I had this figured out about half way through, but I liked it just the same.

  • Cindy
    2018-12-29 00:15

    I enjoyed reading A Final Reckoning, I will definitely be reading more of Susan Moody.