Shadows on the Mirror by Frances Fyfield
Sarah Fortune Mystery #1
Genre: Mystery, Crime Thriller
Publish Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Sarah Fortune is bored to death – but few know, and less would guess, how the beautiful and successful lawyer escapes the stultifying tedium of her career. Since the death of her unfaithful husband, she has been moonlighting as a generous mistress, offering intimate company to lonely men. Sarah is satisfied with her routine. But then she meets Charles Tysall, an important client of the firm, whose charisma and enormous wealth conceal an implacable will and a misogynist’s mad aggression. Soon Sarah finds herself implicated in a murder when a decaying body is found of the coast. Inexorably, Sarah is hurdling towards a confrontation where there will be no escape from the shadows, no turning from the face of lethal obsession…
Shadows on the Mirror by Frances Fyfield is an interesting mystery. It did take me a little while to get into the story. It started out a little confusing for me, but after I read back through the first few pages a second time I was able to get into the story. I felt like the story didn’t have as much action as I expected, but it was overall an okay, quick read. I do like her style of writing and would read another in the Sarah Fortune series. 3/5 stars
About the Author
I grew up in rural Derbyshire, but my adult life has been spent mostly in London, with long intervals in Norfolk and Deal, all inspiring places. I was educated mostly in convent schools; then studied English and went on to qualify as a solicitor, working for what is now the Crown Prosecution Service, thus learning a bit about murder at second hand. Years later, writing became the real vocation, although the law and its ramifications still haunt me and inform many of my novels.
I’m a novelist, short story writer for magazines and radio, sometime Radio 4 contributor, (Front Row, Quote Unquote, Night Waves,) and presenter of Tales from the Stave. When I’m not working (which is as often as possible), I can be found in the nearest junk/charity shop or auction, looking for the kind of paintings which enhance my life. Otherwise, with a bit of luck, I’m relaxing by the sea with a bottle of wine and a friend or two.