The Legacy

The Legacy

Large Print - 2017
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When a local resident turns up dead in the quiet fishing hamlet of Whale's Reef in the Shetland Islands, suspicion is cast in the direction of the island's most prominent family. How Loni and David deal with this challenge will go a long way in determining their future, and that of the quaint island community.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2017
Edition: Center Point Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781683244745
1683244745
Characteristics: 615 pages (large print) : map ; 23 cm

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Jan 09, 2018

Michael Phillips draws the Secrets of the Shetlands series to a close with The Legacy. I always struggle saying goodbye to characters, and Loni, David, Audney, and the rest are no exception!

While at times I found the pacing a tad slow, I enjoyed reading Emily's and Loni's parallel plots. Brogan turned into a joy of a character, as did the new reverend; Phillips bravely introduced new characters late in the game - and succeeded. I also found the side plot of Brogan's father and Winston Churchill fascinating! Churchill is such an institution, I was concerned that he might be under- or overdone, but I needn't have worried. Phillips' careful hand and exquisite development brought him to life and made me curious to dig deeper into his own life and history. (I'm sure this means a[nother] trip to Blenheim is in order!)

I know Phillips enjoys bringing previous characters into new books, so I hope to see Loni and David appear in future works. The Legacy is a winner!

Disclaimer: I received a free eARC of The Legacy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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