Book Review The Skeleton Garden by Marty Wingate
Review by Dawn Thomas
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Alibi
Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Cozy, British Detective, Gardening, WWII
During WWII, two men were talking when one pushed the other and he fell to his death. Flash to the present. Pru Parke and her brother Simon, estranged as children, are getting to know each other. While working on a garden, they uncover a Nazi airplane.
Apparently, a previous owner buried the plane after it crashed into the property. News crews covering the story camped out while the plane is excavated. During the evacuation, a body is found. No one knows who this could be or how he got there.
Pru and Simon have their sibling moments where they have disagreements and hurtful remarks. Their relationship is still tender and feelings get hurt easily. Pru’s husband, Christopher, is a police man. He is working on the investigation of the death of a local man found in the garden. He is trying to piece other criminal activities together to see how they fit. Can they all be related to each other along with the body found with the plane? Pru tries to help bur becomes a victim herself. Even the domestic ducks and a teenage nephew get involved in the action.
This was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. The action was fast paced and suspenseful. I look forward to reading more books in the Potting Shed series.