Emily becomes personally involved in a suspicious death.. A few days later, at the Twinning itself, her main client meets the same fate. As Emily's world continues to unravel, and though she has little help, she finds herself compelled to piece together the games being played on both sides of the Atlantic.
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The twinning in this British/American mystery refers to what is more commonly known as sister cities. One would be in America and the other would be in another country and what would happen is representatives from both cities/villages would go to the other citie/village. In this story the main character Emily does just that. She has built a travel agency just for this. In The Twinning Murders, Emily has a trip planned to go from Lydfield in Connecticut to Lydfield-in-the-Moor in England. But before Emily and her clients are able to leave for their planned trip, an acquaintence of Emily's falls to his death from the rooftop of a house that some real-estate developers want. These developers also want to buy the Bed & Breakfast that Emily's mother operates. There is a very eclectic cast of characters in this novel and the story reads fast. Once Emily gets to England more things continue to happen, such as another murder and this person is one of the three siblings that she has escorted to Lydfield-in-the-Moor.I enjoyed reading this little mystery and I found that I was surprised at the ending. This is a story basically about money and greed.
Reviewed by Paul J. for Readers Favorite Emily Ryder, a thirty-something tour guide and business woman is all set for her latest Twinning, a ritual exchange between her home village of Lydfield, Connecticut and its sister village Lydfield-in-the-Moor. Suddenly, just days before she is to leave with her latest charges, a suspicious death occurs that personally involves her. Try as she may, she can’t get anyone to listen to her suspicions. Then, a few days later, at the Twinning itself, her main client meets a similar fate. Although Emily’s world continues to unravel, and even though she has little help, she is compelled to piece together the deadly events being played out, on both sides of the Atlantic. "The Twinning Murders" is technically very well-written. However, my initial impression with this story was that the beginning was rushing along and I had missed something, as if it was a sequel and I hadn’t read the first part. The plot was well-thought out but again, I felt that I was missing a little something. What exactly was going on in the village, and why was the main character so sure that something was amiss with the death of her friend? While I found the characters interesting, at first I couldn’t understand the interaction between several of them, particularly the feeling of unease and doubt of the protagonist. As the story moved along I began to enjoy the interaction of the characters and their quirkiness and attitudes. Overall this is a nicely written story in the cozy mystery style without excessive violence and strong language. Lovers of that genre will find it very pleasing.