Rachels Random Resources presents
Deadly Whispers in Lower Dimblebrook
by author Julie Butterfield
published October 30, 2020
Here is a little about the book:
When Isabelle Darby moves to the delightfully cozy village of Lower Dimblebrook, she’s searching for peace and quiet as well as a chance to escape from heartbreak. After making friends with Fiona Lambourne, another newcomer to the village, Issie is left reeling when tragedy strikes and Fiona is murdered, the second wife Anthony Lambourne has lost in unfortunate circumstances. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the local gossips insist that Fiona had been embroiled in an affair before her death, something which Issie knows not to be the case.
Determined to clear her friend’s reputation and solve the mystery of the rumours, Issie takes on both the gossips and the handsome but stern DI Wainwright, making both friends and enemies along the way!
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries fan? If you are, I’ve got one heck of a perfect cozy for you. This one is so good I really think Hallmark should pick it up and make it into a movie, it would transfer to the screen so well, and I’ve already casted Lacey Chabert as Issie.
Just in case Hallmark doesn’t take my suggestion, you need to pick this one up if you are a murder mystery lover, it checks all the boxes! Deadly Whispers in Lower Dimblebrook by Julie Butterfield is her first cozy mystery, and it is also the first in the Isabell Darby Cozy Village Mystery Series.
Issie has moved to the quaint little village of Lower Dimblebrook to get away. With her relationship failed, she just wanted to be in a place where nobody knows her past and she could start again. Not knowing anyone in Lower Dimblebrook, she befriends Fiona one day, another newcomer to the village. Fiona and Issie become fast friends and confidants, so when Fiona is found murdered one morning, Issie is beside herself. The small little village is full of gossip, and the rumor is that Fiona had been cheating on her husband, Anthony Lambourne, the son of the wealthy Lambourne family and heir to the Lambourne Estate. Issie insists that Fiona was madly in love with her husband and wasn’t cheating, but no one believes her, not even DI Wainwright who is working the case. So she sets off to find out the truth and quash the rumor, clearing Fiona’s reputation, hopefully solving the mystery of Fiona’s murder before DI Wainwright finds out she is snooping around.
An absolute page turner from page one, Julie Butterfield has successfully written the start to what is bound to be a brilliant mystery series. The characters in Lower Dimblebrook are delightful, and Issie is an exemplary protagonist. There is more to mystery in this one as we slowly start to find out why Issie has moved from the big city, and the spark of a relationship with the attractive yet “disturbing” DI Wainwright looks as if it could turn into something more. I absolutely loved this charming mystery and look forward to reading Book 2 in the series, which was fortunately released last month. I think Ms. Butterfield may have just found her niche in Lower Dimblebrook. Highly recommend, I’d love to see this onscreen!
Thank you to Julie Butterfield and Rachel Gilbey from Rachels Random Resources for the gifted copy of this book for my honest and unbiased review.
About the Author
Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of ‘always wanted to write’ authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard
She wrote her first book purely for pleasure and was very surprised to discover that so many people enjoyed the story and wanted more, so she decided to carry on writing.
It has to be pointed out that her first novel, ‘Did I Mention I Won The Lottery’ is a complete work of fiction and she did not, in fact, receive millions in her bank account and forget to mention it to her husband – even though he still asks her every day if she has anything to tell him!
To learn more about Julie head to her website: www.juliebutterfield.co.uk
Author Social Media Links
Happy Reading and Be Nice !
Promotion brought to you by:
Contact Rachel via website at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com
or via one the these links : https://www.instagram.com/rachelsrandomresources