A Pattern of Lies (Bess Crawford, #7)

A Pattern of Lies (Bess Crawford, #7) A Horrific Explosion At A Gunpowder Mill Sends Bess Crawford To War Torn France To Keep A Deadly Pattern Of Lies From Leading To Deaths, In This Compelling And Atmospheric Mystery From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of A Question Of Honor And An Unwilling AccompliceAn Explosion And Fire At The Ashton Gunpowder Mill In Kent Has Killed Over A Hundred Men It S Called An Appalling Tragedy Until Suspicion And Rumor Raise The Specter Of Murder While Visiting The Ashton Family, Bess Crawford Finds Herself Caught Up In A Venomous Show Of Hostility That Doesn T Stop With Philip Ashton S Arrest Indeed, Someone Is Out For Blood, And The Household Is All But Under Siege The Only Known Witness To The Tragedy Is Now At The Front In France Bess Is Asked To Find Him When She Does, He Refuses To Tell Her Anything That Will Help The Ashtons Realizing That He Believes The Tissue Of Lies That Has Nearly Destroyed A Family, Bess Must Convince Him To Tell Her What Really Happened That Terrible Sunday Morning But Now Someone Else Is Also Searching For This Man To End The Vicious Persecution Of The Ashtons, Bess Must Risk Her Own Life To Protect Her Reluctant Witness From A Clever Killer Intent On Preventing Either Of Them From Ever Reaching England. I hoped I would like this book, I had no idea how much I would come to love it It s not always easy to start a series with the latest book instead of with the first, but this one was easy to get into Bess Crawford is a nurse during WW1 and she spends a lot of time in France tending to the wounded soldiers and that is how she got to know Mark Ashton Now, later on, she runs into him again, this time in England where he is visiting his family before getting back to France She learns that his fam I hoped I would like this book, I had no idea how much I would come to love it It s not always easy to start a series with the latest book instead of with the first, but this one was easy to get into Bess Crawford is a nurse during WW1 and she spends a lot of time in France tending to the wounded soldiers and that is how she got to know Mark Ashton Now, later on, she runs into him again, this time in England where he is visiting his family before getting back to France She learns that his family is having a troublesome time Some time before the Ashton Gunpowder Mill in Kent exploded and killed over a hundred men and even though it was judged to be a tragedy are there a lot of rumors in the village that Mark s father Philip is behind the explosion Someone is feeding the people in the village with wicked rumors and Bess witness herself how the people treat the Ashton Who is behind the rumors and why is the person hell bent on ruining the As
If this was the only Bess Crawford mystery I had ever read, I would have really liked it As it is, I have read them all so far, and I am increasingly frustrated with the absence of a personal life or at least the absence of a clear idea of what Bess THINKS of her personal life She is something of an enigma always, because while the books are written in the first person, we do not see a lot of personality, just what she thinks of the progress of the current mystery I do not need her to be ma If this
Once again Sister Bess Crawford, WWI nurse, investigates a mystery This time, she s helping an army officer prove his father s innocence in a horrific gunpowder factory explosion The Ashtons live in a small village near the coast in Kent, and Philip Ashton, mill owner, is arrested on suspicion of causing the explosion two years in the past which killed and injured a great many villagers The town, including the police, is convinced that he is responsible, and his whole family is shunned and su Once again Sister Bess Crawford, WWI nurse, investigates a mystery This time, she s helping an army officer prove his father s innocence in a horrific gunpowder factory explosion The Ash
Originally published at Reading RealityThe title may be pattern of lies but the end result became a design for destruction While this is a murder story, it is also, andsignificantly, a story about the evil that men and women do, and man s and woman s inhumanity to their fellow humans And that s what makes this one so chilling It s not the original murder, it s the mob mentality that takes over a small town and very nearly hounds an innocent man to his death.As we have found out al Originally published at Reading RealityThe title may be pattern of lies but the end result became a d
The Bess Crawford Series is an enjoyable cozy mystery series set in England during WWI Main character Bess Crawford is a nurse and a bit like Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote telling my age a bit with that comment Bess is continually stumbling across murders and helping to solve them.In A Pattern of Lies, Bess helps solve a two year old cri
I listened to the book on CD and it was well read Even so, I would have appreciated a bit faster pace in the story itself Sometimes I felt the descriptions of unrelated things bogged the story down, as well as repetitions of the plot to that point in the story. Visit Raven Haired Girl for other reviews and giveawaysI m a huge Charles Todd fan I adore the writing, the setting, the smart mystery and of course Bess Crawford This was a satisfactory installment but I need Bess to grow in her character I understand wartime has alter lives, however, Bess is becoming predictable and boring, we know what to expect and, most importantly, what not to expect from her romantically and personally Yes, we know of her family, her dedication to her job, a woman of Visit Raven Haired Girl for other reviews and giveawaysI m a huge Charles Todd fan I adore the writing, the setting, the smart mystery and of course Bess Crawford This was a satisfactory installment but I need Bess to grow in her character I understand wartime has alter lives, however, Bess is becoming predictable and boring, we know what to expect and, most importantly, what not to expect from her romantically and personally Yes, we know of her family, her dedication to her job, a woman of principles but we really don t know her singularly from all that s been generically fed to the reader With the war closing I hope Todd revealsof Bess, her enigma status is starting to become rote Simon, Lassiter or an onslaught of men just bring someone into the mix so we can have some life breathed into this once captivating series and charac
complex plotting, abrupt endI really like the way the Chas Todd team writes, though I do feel the Bess Crawford mysteries is weaker generally than their original series In particular, in the last few books, there s been an explosive denoument and then a very weak ending that really isn t When you, the authors, have the reader s adrenaline all riled up, you ve got to do something with it You can t just offer an almost inconsequential exchange between Simon and Bess even if it is about the complex plotting, abrupt endI really like the way the Chas Todd team writes, though I do feel the Bess Crawford mysteries is weaker generally than their original series In particular, in the last few books, there s been an explosive denoument and then a very weak ending that really isn t When you, the authors, have the reader s adrenaline all riled up, you ve got to do something with it You can t just offer an almost inconsequential exchange between Simon and Bess even if it is about the war s ending then leave without saying goodbye, even I turned the page expecting there d be Something but no, that was it, just run the credits and turn off the lights You ve got to start wrapping things up better What about Mrs Ashton She was a strong interesting character that we d spent a lot of time with, but once the mystery was solved, you abandone
For those who love the mother son team of Charles Todd, their new book is wonderful It s towards the end of WWI and Bess Crawford is still going back and forth from England to the battle zone in Europe A terrible fire and explosion has destroyed an armament factory in Kent The Army ruled it an accident after first looking for German saboteurs Now 2 years later, rumors are circulating that Philip Ashton , the owner of the factory purposely destroyed it The entire town is buyin
I won this Book through Goodreads First Reads Thanks Goodreads The setting is WWI in France and England Nurse Bess Crawford is a very caring nurse that is always looking for the truth After an Ammunitions Powder Mill blows up and kills many workers The owner is in prison awaiting trial She he

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  • Hardcover
  • 326 pages
  • A Pattern of Lies (Bess Crawford, #7)
  • Charles Todd
  • English
  • 01 October 2017
  • 0062386247