When Holly Fleet returns to her home village of Little Belton, she expects it to be there.
Arcadia Leisure, a corporation led by an eccentric outsider, buys Black Rock Manor and wants to build a theme park in the heart of Northumberland’s countryside. Houses will be demolished and livelihoods will be lost.
Holly’s cottage may be rundown, but she doesn’t want it to be replaced by a log flume.
A local resident protests and goes missing. Another resident is attacked. While Little Belton holds its breath, frightened to see who might be next, Holly decides to defend her home.
Enlisting the help of Callum Acres, a handsome, young gamekeeper, Holly investigates Arcadia Leisure and discovers secrets the village would like to keep quiet.
If Little Belton is to survive, its residents must work together before Holly’s fresh start becomes a dead end.
Black Rock Manor is the first mystery in the Holly Fleet series. If you like surprising stories, a fast pace and lovable characters, you’ll enjoy the twists and turns of this People’s Book Prize listed author.
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I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This is a cosy mystery novel with contemporary themes, relatable characters and a lovely Northumberland setting. Holly returns to Northumberland with financial and marriage problems to find her home village is also struggling to survive. It has a complex, engaging plot which keeps you guessing and an unexpected ending.