Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: The Reluctant Detective


"You know I don't like to complain[,]" Pat Montesque screwed up her soft cheeks into a fierce smile.

-- The Reluctant Detective by Martha Ockley.

This is the first book in a new series featuring ex-cop, newly-ordained vicar Faith Morgan.  It's like a British version of Julia Spencer-Fleming's Clare Furgusson series -- a female Episcopalian (Church of England) priest in a small town.

So far, I like it a lot. The story starts off fast, when the priest at Little Worthy drops dead during communion.  The ex-boyfriend relationship is a little forced right now, but shows hints that Ockley will find the right tone soon enough.

This is a fun one.

I got my copy through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program.



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