The Dying Light – Joy Ellis


I have read all of the ‘Fenland’ books by Joy Ellis.  I am an avid fan of this author and love her portrayal of the fens and those who live there.

This is the third in the Matt Ballard series but can be read as a stand-alone. Matt is an ex-detective and his wife, Liz, is an ex-sergeant. Their friends Will (who is also and ex-detective) and Kate move into Holland House which is a few miles away from Matt and Liz.

Kate and Will have lost a child and Kate’s mental health is getting worse leaving Will frustrated and needing help. He speaks to his close friends about some strange things happening on the Fen. One of their neighbours, Emilia, is having her house vandalised and they are trying to help.

As usual Joy Ellis handles some delicate subjects with care. Cleverly plotted, with characters who bring the story to life as the storyline twists and turns towards a surprising ending.

Thanks to NetGalley, Joffe Books and Joy Ellis for the ARC in return for my honest review.

Another excellent read and highly recommended.

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