My first introduction to New Zealand physican and author, Rosy Fenwicke is on the blog today with a twisty woman’s fiction mystery with a surprise. Please read on for my review of
With a menopausal heroine in Euphemia Sage realizes that her receptionist was moonlighting as a loan shark, and her friend is behind on her payments, she’s certain that something must change, and she will be th one to make it. Two decades back, she had received a letter that predicted her developing super powers once she hit menopause, and now, surprise, surprise, that prediction has come to pass. So off she goes to find just what she is capable of, and all under the auspices of helping her friend Jane get out from under the ballooning loan payments.
There must be something in the water in New Zealand, as both authors that I have read from there have a completely unique view of the world, with a decidedly offbeat sense of humor. With Euphemia being so totally wonderful and fantastic, she’s the woman you want to know – loyal, sensible and generous, with a spoilt and gregarious dog, she’s never one to underestimate. From one twist to the next, while there is no real mystery (Jane owes the money, Annie will collect) the real twists happen as Euphemia explores her newly acquired powers, successfully and unsuccessfully, but always with a sense of fun.
Light, fun and quick to read, this story will grab you and entertain until suddenly it’s all over – and you look up. Perfect for putting a smile on your face this first in the series story promises plenty of fun to come.
Title: Hot Flush
Author: Rosy Fenwicke
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Mystery Elements, Setting: New Zealand
Published by: Self-Published
Published on: 8 May, 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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SUPERPOWERS SHOULD NOT BE WASTED ON THE YOUNG
Euphemia Sage watched helplessly as Jane, covered in blood, clutched her precious jewelry and was bundled into the Mercedes. Just a few days earlier she’d discovered that Alison, her mousy receptionist at Sage Consulting, had been working as a loan shark on the side. And now Alison, her husband and those thick-necked men in the cheap suits wanted the money back.
When a desperate Jane had come to Euphemia, of course she had to help. After all, wasn’t this what she was supposed to do? Euphemia had waited more than twenty years to find out if the story in the mysterious letter she’d received on her thirtieth birthday was true. So when at 53 her first hot flush triggered a genetic switch and gave her unexpected powers, she felt more than ready to save Jane and deal to Alison.
But what had seemed simple suddenly became complicated when Alison produced a gun.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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