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Date with Betrayal by Julia Chapman

Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Pan
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Death is coming to Bruncliffe: its target is Samson O’Brien.
Oblivious to his impending date with fate, Samson is busy juggling a number of cases at the Dales Detective Agency. Too busy, in fact, to notice his partner behaving oddly.
Because Delilah Metcalfe knows what is coming. A hitman. Sent from London with one objective: to finally silence the troublesome O’Brien before his corruption case can make it to court.
With Samson’s life in peril, and betrayal around every corner, Delilah has no choice but to call in favours from all of her Bruncliffe connections in order to counteract the menace threatening to engulf the Dales town.
The only trouble is the townsfolk have long memories and deep grievances when it comes to Samson O’Brien. Trust must be earned and they will take some convincing before they put themselves in danger in order to save him.
And even then, it might not prove enough . . .

My Thoughts

When you are a detective and you know that a hitman has been contracted to kill you, you know you have to do something to stop it. The problem is that he is not really loved by the community and some people think they deserve it… But who really deserves to be killed? Will this be the end of this special detective’s agency? You’ll have to read the book if you want to know all the answers!
I have to say that it was easy to get into the story, even if it’s the seventh book of the series, you will not feel lost with the story or the characters. Also, quite interesting that one of the main characters is the objective of a hitman,  Samson O’Brien, who decides to ignore the threat and focus on the agency. In the meantime, Delilah Metcalfe will try to do whatever she can to protect the man he loves…
This is a very interesting read also with different plots and characters to make the reader more invested in the story! Also, I can’t forget to say how much I love “Toldpuddle”, the most special dog ever!
Also, after the ending I can’t really wait to discover what happens next…!
Ready for a “A date with Betrayal”


About The Author

Julia Chapman is the pseudonym of Julia Stagg, who has had five novels, the Fogas Chronicles set in the French Pyrenees, published by Hodder. She is also
the author of the Dales Detective series which follows the adventures of Samson O’Brien and Delilah Metcalfe as they solve cases in the Yorkshire Dales.
Born with a wanderlust that keeps her moving, Julia has followed her restless feet to Japan, Australia, the USA and France. She spent the majority of that time as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language but also dabbled in bookselling, pawnbroking, waitressing and was once ‘checkout chick of the month’ at a supermarket in South Australia. She also ran an auberge in the French Pyrenees for six years with her husband.
Having spent many years wandering, she is now glad to call the Yorkshire Dales home. Its distinctive landscape and way of life provide the setting for her latest set of novels, the Dales Detective series.