Blog Tour | Book Review: Limelight by Graham Hurley

Standalone in the Enora Andressen thrillers series

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Genre: Thriller

Publication date: September 30, 2020

Publisher: Severn House Publishers

Potential Trigger Warning: discussions related to euthanasia

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The Blurb

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.

My Thoughts

Limelight works as a standalone novel, even though it is the fourth book in the series. I like fast-paced thrillers, but if you want to see how a relatively slow-paced story can still be riveting, you’ve got to pick up this book.

Limelight is full of twists and turns–just when you’re expecting to finally get the answer. It takes great skill to write something so complicated, which, on the surface, looks simple.

I learned quite a few French phrases and words in this book–Enora (the MC) is part-French and the lady who disappears is also French.

The author tends to use people’s first names and surnames alternately throughout the book, and initially that confused me. I was wondering just how many characters there were in this drama! He! He!

When you’re looking for something relaxing yet engaging, this is just the right book. I’d also recommend that you read the other books in the series. I think you’ll get more background on Enora, although the beginning of this story provides enough information for the reader to grasp what’s happening.

(Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the blog tour!)

About Graham Hurley

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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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