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The Various Haunts of MenSerrailler her enigmatic superior Though she fits well within the local police force she finds herself unable to let go what seems like The Various Epuba routine missing persons report on a middle a. WOW would be the one word review but perhaps you want information than thatThis is a classic contemporary British mystery complete with a cathedral town Lafferton a tantalizingly aloof Chief Inspector Simon Serrailler and a cast of wonderfully drawn supporting players whose side stories are interesting enough to make you forget the mystery at the heart of the novel People have gone missing from The Hill once considered a place of tranuil walks and spiritual renewal They share nothing in common so when recent transfer to the department Freya Graffham tries to make a case that they are connected CI Serrailler isn't convinced She plugs away at proving her theory even as she finds herself hopelessly drawn to SerraillerSubplots include alternative healing crucial not only to the story line but emotionally engaging since it is an avenue pursued by what we can only hope is a recurring character; the estrangement between Simon and his father; and budding romances and enduring relationships tested to their limitsThe Various Haunts of Men opens and is interspersed with sections of The Tape composed by an obviously deranged character they offer no real clues for the longest time but they contribute mightily to the growing sense of dread and cast a delicious pallFans of Ruth Rendell and Elizabeth George should flock to this one and they will not be disappointed

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Having transferred to the small cathedral town Haunts of ePUB #180 of Lafferton from London's Met police detective Freya Graffham explores her new community and becomes fascinated by Chief Insp Simon. I was surprised that I liked this book so much The beginning was slow; probably the first half was devoted to introducing and developing characters As an older publication the book represents a different time when books were not rushed to a twisted ending So I was prepared for the slower pace Halfway through the book though the pace picked up a bit and I was thoroughly invested right to the endAlthough labeled a “Simon Serrailler” book the lead character is DS Freya Graffham Freya is newly divorced and has left London to become a new resident of Lafferton She’s finding happiness in Lafferton; her home is perfect she loves her job she’s making friends she’s taking up hobbies that she dropped to please her now ex husband At work she’s sensing something sinister in a missing persons caseUltimately there’s three missing women and they are well developed characters as are their closest friends We meet Simon briefly at first and then later in the book and he is a puzzle He is one of a set of triplets but very unlike either sibling We meet his family who for generations have been doctors and Simon has displeased his father by becoming a detectiveI enjoyed this book so much that immediately after closing the cover I ordered the second book in the series from the library This is an author whose writing appeals to me and I really want to read of this series

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The Various Haunts of Men Read · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB É ❮Epub❯ ❦ The Various Haunts of Men Author Susan Hill – Having transferred to the small cathedral town of Lafferton from London's Met police detective Freya Graffham explores her new community and becomes fascinated by Ged spinster When yet townspeople turn up missing her hunch is verified and a serious police search begins bringing her into closer proximity with Serrailler at the same time it exposes her to danger. I tend to gobble down mystery novels like peanut MM's sometimes without even noticing the colors if you know what I mean But The Various Haunts of Men stopped me in my tracks This is one of those rare finds a tense atmospheric novel that reads like the psychotic aunt of your typical British cozy Yep there's the erudite handsome detective Chief Inspector with an artistic side and a troubled aristocratic family And oh yes there's the gutsy policewoman who has a teeny crush on him and her boyish partner as well Lots of fascinating secondary characters who all come to life on the page add to the novel's texture But there is something so twisted and dark about the setting and narrative that the novel grasps you in its claws and won't let you go Not a comfortable read but often a thrilling one with sentences that you have to savor because they're so laden with foreboding Take a look at these two picked hastily and at random “A heron long legs dangling flew down into a field beside a stream and stood erect elegant uncannily still A hare raced suddenly up a slope and out of sight” Something evil is lurking on the Hill and every scrap of leaf and fallen twig conveys that Some readers were disappointed by the ending I know but I thought it was a courageous twist on the usual outcome of this sort of book Hill is definitely on my list as one of today's top mystery novelists