The Hawkshead Hostage by Rebecca TopeThe Hawkshead Hostage by Rebecca Tope

The Hawkshead Hostage

byRebecca Tope

Paperback | September 21, 2017

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Summer has come to the Lake District town of Windermere, where Persimmon 'Simmy' Brown runs her own florist shop. But there's no time for her to stop and smell the roses with the shop struggling for money, so a contract to provide floral displays for a hotel in Hawkshead couldn't have arrived at a better moment. However, Simmy's association with the hotel soon turns sinister when she finds a body in the lake.

To make matters worse, her friend, Ben Harkness - responsible for calling and alerting her of the discovered body - is now missing and thought to be kidnapped. Caught up in both a murder and kidnapping investigation, Simmy begins chasing clues left by the missing Ben.

With many suspicious characters bustling in and out of the hotel, while simultaneously trying to cope with her father's encroaching dementia, solving the puzzle seems a grueling challenge, but Simmy is compelled to uncover the truth...
Rebecca Tope currently lives on a smallholding in rural Herefordshire rearing Cotswold sheep and Tamworth and Berkshire pigs and produces her own meat and wool. @RebeccaTope
Title:The Hawkshead HostageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.8 × 5.12 × 0.79 inPublished:September 21, 2017Publisher:Allison & BusbyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0749020768

ISBN - 13:9780749020767


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A rushed ending I enjoy reading Rebecca Tope's books, especially those set in the Lake District. They are usually a good summer read. I liked this one until the very end. It seemed quite rushed to tie up the mystery without going into much detail to explain what the situation was.
Date published: 2018-06-06