Death at Greenway

HarperAudio. Oct. 2021. 12:10 hrs. ISBN 9780063096875. $26.99. M
In the vein of the classic British mystery, Rader-Day (The Black Hour) has created a remarkable tale set in World War II Britain. Bridget “Bridey” Kelly, a trainee nurse in London, has lost her family, and now due to a critical error, has lost her chance to be a nurse. She takes the only opportunity available—being a nurse to a group of 10 evacuee children who will be sheltered at Greenway, Agatha Christie’s holiday home in the south of England. If anyone finds out that she isn’t a fully trained nurse, all will be lost, Bridey knows. But Bridey’s secret is only one of many among their little evacuee group. And when a body is found nearby, Bridey realizes they all are in danger from more than just the air raids. The narrative alternates between different characters’ perspectives, adding layers of intrigue. Exceptional narrator Moira Quirk seamlessly transitions between characters and accents, bringing the evocative writing to life.
VERDICT A story to remember and ponder. Will be popular with fans of Charles Todd and Kate Atkinson.
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