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Book Review - For the love of Mary - Carne Maxwell

Who would like an arm chair experience of wading through a thick dark forest in New Zealand?  Well here you go, this is an experience never to be repeated again.  This particular book will take you to a suspenseful dark place in the thick of it, where two young lads roughly 12 years, plus an adult end up.  Not by their own making mind, but by the hands of a lunatic, but this is only one part of the book of many plot twists.... the lunatic still remains at large, can the authorities catch him.     
I liked how .....

🔑 Carne Maxwell mentions,  Karaka & Kowhai Trees, Toetoes,  moreporks, all that are known here in New Zealand. 

🔑  the Waikato River, Waiuku, Manukau Heads, Mount Wellington,  Raglan, were featured, these are true places within the North Island.  I've been to Raglan and it's well known for its fish and chips.

🔑 humour was used, it definitely balanced the book out with the suspense scenarios. 

🔑  there are quirky little sayings such as,  "rinky-dinky",  "hanky-panky",  plus alot more. 

So what an experience! So what happend to Mary? All I can say is, Mary is quite intelligent when backed into a corner.  

This is a cleverly written story,  honestly this is an author to keep your eyes on. 

5 star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.

Well done Carne Maxwell for giving me a highly entertaining experience, much appreciated. 

Recommendation - detectives are prominent, so if you want a book full of snooping this will set you up nicely.  Gruesome and dark in places.  A heavy loaded book, weighing in at 425 pages, it's fast paced, gripping, with New Zealand scenery, plus it is written by a  NZ author and would make a great movie.
Genre - Crime Fiction, Mystery

For the Love of Mary
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