Hello and welcome to my stop on the lovebooksgrouptours Blog Tour for The Mausoleum by David Mark.
Many thanks to Kelly and Severn House for having me on this tour.
About The Book
“1967. In a quiet village in the wild lands of the Scottish borders, disgraced academic Cordelia Hemlock is trying to put her life back together. Grieving the loss of her son, she seeks out the company of the dead, taking comfort amid the ancient headstones and crypts of the local churchyard. When lightning strikes a tumbledown tomb, she glimpses a corpse that doesn’t belong among the crumbling bones. But when the storm passes and the body vanishes, the authorities refuse to believe the claims of a hysterical ‘outsider’.
Teaming up with a reluctant witness, local woman Felicity Goose, Cordelia’s enquiries all lead back to a former POW camp that was set up in the village during the Second World War. But not all Gilsland’s residents welcome the two young women’s interference. There are those who believe the village’s secrets should remain buried . . . whatever the cost.”
About The Author
David Mark spent seven years as crime reporter for the Yorkshire Post and now writes full-time. A former Richard & Judy pick and Sunday Times bestseller, he is the author of nine police procedurals in the DS Aector McAvoy series and one historical novel. He lives in Northumberland with his family.
What I Thought
A tale of mystery and war-time secrets that have started to come to light but should really be left dead and buried. I found this story intriguing and I love the way it’s told from the now looking back into the past, with the story unraveling as Cordelia and Felicity recount the goings on in 1967.
I enjoyed The Mausoleum there’s nothing like a good mystery to keep you on your toes, bit of death and some old-fashioned superstition always goes down well. It was really well told and easy to read so I flew through it.
A really intriguing read.
Many thanks again to Kelly and Severn House for having me on this tour, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.