Sandraker by Heide Goody and Iain Grant


The aristocracy abide by a different set of rules…

…or so it seems to Sam Applewhite when her job brings her to Candlebroke Hall, the stately home. The burglary definitely wasn’t what it appeared to be, and the subsequent accidents suggest that it’s a dangerous place to spend time.

Sam is caught up in events as she tries to protect the interests of young Hilde Odinson, part of the local viking family. The Odinsons insist on doing things their own way though, with scant regard for the law. In the meantime, Sam starts to understand that while many people would kill to live at Candlebroke Hall, maybe there are others who would kill to get away from it


Totally bizarre but completely addictive 
Sam works for a security company but as the only operative in Skegness and the surrounding area she ends up doing so much more. When the daughter of the local Viking clan is accused of theft, Sam doesn’t think it looks right or makes sense so she starts to investigate further
This book is set from many different points of view and at times it can be hard to keep up but I still loved it and it had me gripped right from the start. Sam is the main character and a lot of the drama revolves around her and the actions she takes. She is a smart person who can see things that others don’t and a mind that puzzles and questions the official version of events. She is supported by her dad and her friend who are there for her and come up with insight, ideas, suggestions and just plain support that help her with her investigation 
This book at times borders on the slightly ridiculous, with a lot of “seriously!! That really wasn’t the best idea” but that is a part of what makes it so readable and what had me unable to put it down. The characters felt real and I could so easily picture what was happening and see the drama unfolding in front of me
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a crime drama that doesn’t follow the traditions of the genre and which will catch your attention right from the start 
AM 🐾 x

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Author Bio

Iain and Heide by Pete C b+w

Heide lives in North Warwickshire with her husband and a fluctuating mix of offspring and animals. Iain lives in South Birmingham with his wife and a fluctuating mix of offspring and animals. They aren’t sure how many novels they’ve written together since 2011 but it’s a surprisingly large number.

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