The Hunted Hare by Fay Sampson

Leah Courtney
Once again a review book has led me to a new author whose books I can't wait to explore.

The Hunted Hare is the first in a series of mysteries by Fay Sampson that are set in the "thin" places between earth and the spirit world.  Aiden and his wife and daughter have returned to a place in Wales that was special when he and his wife first met.  Their daughter is named after the patron saint of this special place.  But, their return is also to seek healing for Jenny, Celtic historian and Aiden's wife who is dying of cancer.  While at the House of the Hare in their special place, they become involved in a murder mystery, and their "peaceful" vacation is changed to one of danger and intrigue.

There wasn't much about this one I didn't like.  I loved the setting in Wales surrounded by Celtic history.  Aiden, Jenny and their daughter were interesting, compelling characters.  The story was one that drew me in and kept me reading- anxious to find out what happened but sad to come to the end.  Fay Sampson's prose was beautiful and very easy to read.

This was one of those books that was so good I just couldn't move on to another book easily when it was finished.  I'm going to look out for other Fay Sampson books.  Although, I think this was the first in the Aiden mysteries, quite a few other books were listed in the front of this one.  I will be finding them and reading them!

I give this one a strong 5 stars and a PG13 for content.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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