A body is found hanging from a noose made from a bell rope! Is this just the start of things to come?
The deceptively quiet remote village is shattered after a brazen obnoxious outsider purchases The Old Vicarage - strange disappearances occur. It wasn’t until the gruesome village history was revealed - that the baffled police could solve the chilling mysteries connected to the bell tower.
The fictitious villager's characters play a colourful and humorous part in this book - bringing the small village to life - it's a gripping murder mystery, injecting the gruesome, spine-chilling history of this remote village into its final sinister twists and turns.
I was drawn to ‘The Village Narcissist’ from the first page and had quite the adventure, experiencing the story along with the villagers and the detectives who finally solved the mystery.
The plot is fast paced and full of unforeseen surprises that challenge the reader to solve the mystery along with the detectives. From the first line ‘A shrill piercing scream vibrated through the still, silent air,’ you’ll be hooked and won’t be able to put the book down.
The story begins in an idyllic English village, where images of unspoiled beauty, fresh air, hospitable, hard-working people, and a serene way of life come to mind. A place far removed from the big cities: a place where nothing bad ever happens. That all changed when a pompous, overbearing stranger moved into the village. But, the worst was yet to come when the villagers discover that their close-knit community is not immune to murder and treachery, and an element among them threatens to unravel the bonds of unity and trust that has been part of village life since time began.
Be prepared for a reading experience like no other, as the author creates an elaborate rollercoaster of twists and turns; leaving you wanting more after each chapter. In the end, the villagers realized just how vulnerable they are to evil finding their quiet village, and their lives were forever changed by the events of a single day.