Hibiscus Fruit – Alison Gray

After reading Alison’s first book ‘Out of the Tower’, I was very keen to try the first in her new series featuring DS Abby Foulkes. And this didn’t let me down.

I love a good crime mystery but that would mean nothing without a strong believable lead character. DS Abbey Foulkes is well rounded, fallible, and believable.

There are two strands to this mystery and Alison has done well to keep interest in both strands going throughout. Abbey is very much out of her comfort zone in this novel and that helps bring out a vulnerable side to her.

At the end I’m left wondering what kind of a life Abbey is going to have. Still grieving, is she strong enough to raise her family and fight through the next case? I really hope so.

You can pick up a copy from Amazon.

Or visit Alison’s blog Thriller and Crime.