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Book Review: Deryn Lake The Moonlit Door (Nick Lawrence #3)





Rating
3 out of 5 stars
Country
United Kingdom 
Writers
Deryn Lake 
Publisher
Severn House
Sub Genre
Police Procedural 
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Plot Summary
The Moonlit Door is the 3rd novel in the Nick Lawrence series by author Deryn Lake.  A young child is found murdered in a particularly brutal way following the local May Day village fete.  The police are called in too investigate and soon discover a number of suspects.

 #2 Dead On Cue



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My Review
In style terms this is a cosy mystery series nominally focusing on the Reverend Nick Lawrence as the prime protagonist.  I say nominally because as a character he actually hardly appears in the novel and certainly doesn't do any investigating instead being somewhat seemingly preoccupied by matters of how own heart.  More traditionally the police investigate the matter.

It is certainly your traditional English mystery though.  Set in a rural village with your somewhat typical village characters.  Village prejudices abound too whether immigration or more particularly focusing on a local homeless man.

Unfortunately the way it was written seemed to belittle what was a serious crime.  Child murder, even in a fictional form should be take seriously and it didn't feel that this novel did that.  The killer did ultimately come as a surprise though and from this angle the plot was interestingly worked.

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In The Series

 #1 
The Mills Of God
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 #2 
 Dead On Cue
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#3 
The Moonlit Door
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