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When Daragh returned from the war badly wounded he found himself being cared for by Cilla who was also administrating to his mother. Cilla was the daughter of his mother’s doctor’s and often helped her father though she wasn’t a nurse.
The book lays out the characters for the reader to get a real interest in them and Cilla and Daragh capture the imagination right away. Daragh for his brooding good looks and Cilla for her practical no nonsense approach.
Set during a time when women thought only of marriage, Cilla was unusual in her pursuit of medicine.
The author introduces the suspense part of the story gradually but sure knows how to build up tension. When Daragh starts to doubt his father’s death was from natural causes and his brother suffers from poisoning and only recovers under Cilla’s care, Daragh feels that a killer may lurk in their midst.
Add the beautiful Helen, who is Daragh’s brother’s wife and was secretly betrothed to Daragh before he went to war; you have a hotbed of tension simmering away.
Cilla knows that Daragh still has feelings for the lovely Helen but she is falling for him herself, her position seems hopeless.
But is it? Only by reading on will the reader find out through the twists and turns of this cracking story.
I was totally captivated by the characters and plot, it is a story that makes hooks you from beginning to end, and leaves you sorry to leave them when you finish the story.
An Unacceptable Demise has plenty of romance, passion, suspense and some brilliant characters. The hero and heroine are outstanding and secondary characters like Daragh’s mother and Helen are first class.
I will certainly be looking for other work by this very talented author. This is a must read book. Go out and treat yourself to it you won’t be disappointed.