BOOK REVIEW - Murder in the Highlands by Debbie Young

Murder in the Highlands

Sophie and Hector are heading to the Highlands.

For Sophie it’s a trip home and for Hector it’s time to meet Sophie’s parents... Though their trip has village tongues wagging about a stop at Scotland’s notorious elopement spot, Gretna Green.

No matter what, it’ll make a nice break from the murder and mayhem that has been plaguing their beautiful Cotswolds village. But Sophie and Hector are barely on the road before they’re being hassled by reckless drivers and at their first rest stop a body is discovered.

Then comes a series of ‘accidents’ that leave poor Hector a little worse for wear. Is someone after Hector? Who could even know he was in the Highlands?

Accidents or not, can they find some way to keep Hector safe?

I received an advance review book for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Debbie Young, NetGalley, and Rachel's Random Resources. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

Murder in the Highlands is the 8th book in the Sophie Sayers cozy mystery series. In this installment, Sophie brings Hector home to meet her parents. This trip is a nice break from the murder and mayhem that has been plaguing their beautiful Cotswolds village. Sophie and Hector are barely across the border when a sinister encounter leaves them shaken. Followed by a series of mishaps that leave Hector a little less for the ware. Sophie begins to wonder if someone is after Hector. Why is Hector so sure that the incidents are accidents? Sophie is determined to find out.

I’ve done it again, only this time, I’ve jumped in near the end of a series. It’s ok, this book easily reads as a standalone story. I enjoyed this book so much, I’ll be circling back to read the rest of the series! This book is easy to read, and you won’t want to put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamic between Sophie and Hector. They are delightful as a couple and I loved the antics they found themselves getting into. The descriptions are well written, and I loved learned about the culture and countryside. I’ve not spent too much time abroad but reading this book makes me want to travel more. This sounds like a place I’d love to visit.

This is my first book by this author and won’t be my last! I recommend this book and I look forward to accompanying this duo on their next adventure! 

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Debbie Young is the much-loved author of the Sophie Sayers and St Brides cosy crime mysteries. She lives in a Cotswold village where she runs the local literary festival, and has worked at Westonbirt School, both of which provide inspiration for her writing. She is bringing both her series to Boldwood in a 13-book contract. They will be publishing several new titles in each series and republishing the backlist, starting in September 2022.

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