Meet the Skelfs: well-known Edinburgh family, proprietors of a long-established funeral-home business, and private investigators…

When patriarch Jim dies, it’s left to his wife Dorothy, daughter Jenny and granddaughter Hannah to take charge of both businesses, kicking off an unexpected series of events.

Dorothy discovers mysterious payments to another woman, suggesting that Jim wasn’t the husband she thought he was. Hannah’s best friend Mel has vanished from university, and the simple adultery case that Jenny takes on leads to something stranger and far darker than any of them could have imagined.

As the women struggle to come to terms with their grief, and the demands of the business threaten to overwhelm them, secrets from the past emerge, which change everything…

Published by Orenda Books on the 23rd January 2020, 300 Pages.

This is the story, set in Edinburgh, of a family who run a funeral home/detective agency. It is told through the perspectives of three females, the grandmother, the mother and the daughter. I was instantly hooked as I am very close with my mum and nana with my father not being in the picture and my grandad having passed away.

This was darkly comical and fabulously twisty. For me this was like a cozy crime mystery with a punch and I loved it,

The story has a few main story lines which I was concerned would get confusing, but it didn’t at all, and I loved seeing each of the different generations thoughts as the book progressed

I really hope this is going to be a series as I would love to know what the Skelf Ladies get up to next!

Thank you to @OrendaBooks for my #gifted copy in exchange for review.

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