Beneath the Surface

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Beneath the Surface is the third book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series set in Newfoundland on the East Coast of Canada.

Sgt. Windflower is back, and as usual, he’s loving life on the East Coast. He may be a long way from his home in Northern Alberta, but he has been adopted by the locals as almost one of their own.

He has a good life, good work with the RCMP, and a good woman that he has grown closer to in his years on the southeast coast of Newfoundland.

But trouble is brewing just beneath the surface of this calm and charm-filled existence.

2 reviews for Beneath the Surface

  1. Ryan Pascall

    *I was provided a copy of this book free of charge for the purpose of providing an unbiased review*

    I like crime stories, always have, from the Midsomer Murders and Joanthan Creek of the 90s back to the Canadian adventures of Benton Fraser in the 80s Due South series I’ve always enjoyed the cop shows. I’ve not experienced a lot of Crime dramas in books and what I have read usually revolves around the more shocking ones like those of Thomas Harris and Jeffrey Deaver and so I came into this tale, third in a series, somewhat blind.

    My initial feeling was that there was a pleasant familiarity when compared with Due South and the mannerism and conversational tone of the characters and within 2 chapters I’d really taken to Windflower. With the introduction of, what appeared to be prophetic dreams pretty early on, and Windflower’s Uncle Frank as a pseudo medicine-man really drew me in.
    Then something happened; I found that I was 20 chapters into the 50 chapter book and absolutely nothing was happening.
    And so it went on, standard procedure of police investigation (most of it being actioned by 3rd parties off-screen as it where) and Windflower gets told about it while the dream mystery again feels very much a side-story to what the overall book appears to be about.
    And the real subject of the story is….food. Pretty much every chapter, the main character has eats. And the book tells you I’m not sure how many different recipes and cooking instructions are provided here but I really do think the author secretly harbours a desire to release a cookery book.
    During the last 1/4 of the book, I asked my wife to listen to the book on speaker with me while we cooked our own meal and then did some arranging around the house and, in that time, we heard distinct descriptions of around 3 different meals. And worse of all, they all sounded better than what we were cooking!
    I’m sorry, I really wanted to enjoy the book as much as I liked the cast but even with such a good narrator I was just very very bored.

  2. Jocelyne

    This is the third book in the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries Series. I have listened to the second book in the Series, and I enjoyed it. The story is set in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, Canada. Windflower is a wonderful and fun character. Sheila, his beloved, is sweet and lovely. The investigation is well built, and intriguing. The storyline is slow paced, fun, and filled with twists and turns. The story isn’t only centered on the mystery itself, but also on Windflower’s personal life, which is great. The cast of supporting characters is impressive, and intriguing. I like the family bonds in this Series. Francis G. Kearney did a great job with the narration. He has the perfect voice for this Series, and he has a great range of voices. I enjoyed it. Looking forward for more in this Series.

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