She thought it was over. She believed she was safe. She isn’t.
With the shock of a tragic death hanging over Logan’s family, Hana takes charge and makes some key decisions. But she’s wrestling with issues of her own and finds herself overwhelmed. When an intimidating stranger corners her with the threat of blackmail, what should she do?
She needs Logan’s help, but he’s still reeling from the family tragedy. If Hana doesn’t play the game, everyone loses. With everything at stake, she picks up the mantle of family leader and rolls the dice to risk what she values most. There is only one winner but will it be her? It’s all or nothing, because the loser dies.
If you like strong female protagonists who will do anything to protect their own, you’ll love Hana Du Rose.
A quote from the novel. “Blame and hate are so overrated, my friend. They deliberately draw us backwards and never let us go.”
About the Author
K T Bowes is an Englishwoman in exile in New Zealand, swapping rugged cosmopolitan for mountain ranges and terrifying rivers. She lives between the Hakarimata Ranges and the Waikato River. The local culture around her infuses all her mystery novels.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Heather Osborne for Readers' Favorite The New Du Rose Matriarch by KT Bowes is the fourth novel in the Hana Du Rose Mysteries series. Re-joining Hana and Logan, as well as baby Phoenix, the small family is recovering from the tragic events that occurred at the end of Du Rose Legacy. Logan is working at the boarding house for the Waikato Presbyterian School for Boys, and he, Hana, and Phoenix are staying in the staff quarters, much to Hana’s dislike. However, things are not as simple as they should be as Logan recovers from learning about family secrets, and Hana battles with secrets of her own. Will the couple finally find some semblance of peace, or will events at the boarding house overtake this simple wish? Having read the previous three novels in the series, I dove into this one eagerly. Continuing directly where Du Rose Legacy left off, The New Du Rose Matriarch showed Hana growing into a more confident woman, although still stubborn as hell and reluctant to tell Logan about things that could put her in harm’s way. I found myself frustrated with her at times, and had to put down the book. However, it was all in a good way because Hana managed to impress me once again, all the while putting up with the ever-stubborn Logan. The New Du Rose Legacy by KT Bowes answered some of the questions left by Du Rose Legacy and left me with an optimistic hope for Hana and Logan. I look forward to reading the next installment in this well-written series.
I still enjoy this series.