Review of Visiting Lilly by Toni Allen

When DI Jake Talbot learns there’s a complaint against a young man for simply attempting to visit an elderly nursing home resident, he’s intrigued. Why would Peter Charteris be soeBook Review Gal Book Review of Visiting Lilly by Toni Allen opposed to allowing Frankie Hayward to visit his elderly grandmother, Lilly? Jake Talbot soon finds there’s much more to the story than what appears on the surface. He’s thrust into the middle of a case that involves secrets, betrayal and quite possibly murder. Can he get to the bottom of it all before it’s too late for Lilly?

This book reminds me a little of some of the BBC detective shows I like so much. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Jake Talbot is likable and charming, with the right amount of faults and weaknesses to make him believable and appealing.

I’m not sure what to think about the astral time travel aspects of this book. They certainly were intriguing, yet not to the point where I was able to believe it could be possible. There’s plenty of suspense, twists and turns to keep readers involved and reading until the end. I enjoyed the author’s writing style. It’s engaging, descriptive and intelligent. I’d definitely read more of her work.


5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton