The Waterhole by Lily Malone is a beautifully descriptive small-town detective novel that takes us through a discovery of bones, and exploration of all that occurred.
Detective Marley West uses the discovery to reignite his career, and with his partner, Brigit, they begin to dig for answers from twenty years prior.
The family that owned the land, the Ross family, is in the spotlight. Brothers Bill and Jack are now old men, but in their youth, they were frequently competitive.
Bill fought in Vietnam, and Jack always managed to attract the girls. And of course, this competition led to a complex relationship with one woman in particular.
And this makes the book a real page-turner – alongside the mystery.
I’ve read some of Lily Malone’s previous books – small-town romance novels. I was very excited when I first heard about The Waterhole, and it didn’t disappoint.
The depth of characters typical of Lily’s stories remains. The setting is remarkably Aussie, the writing is superb and the interactions between the characters are fascinating. Readers of mystery novels, suspense and family sagas will no doubt enjoy this book.
Thanks to Beauty and Lace and Lily Malone for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Lily Malone
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