No Stranger to Death by Janet O´Kane

no stranger to deathNo Stranger to Death (Westerlea Mysteries Book 1) by Janet O¨Kane

Blurb from, please scroll down for my review.

A Scottish village. A burning corpse. Some very dark secrets.

Recently-widowed Dr Zoe Moreland moves to the Scottish Borders for a fresh start among strangers unaware of her tragic past. However, her hopes of a quiet life are dashed when she finds the grisly remains of a body in the village’s Guy Fawkes bonfire and gets caught up in the resulting murder investigation.

Then someone else dies unexpectedly and Zoe herself narrowly escapes death. Determined not to become the killer’s next victim, she digs beneath the tranquil surface of the close knit community to find out who is committing these horrible acts. And discovers that some secrets can be deadly.

My Review

I was attracted to the title and the cover, two very important things to me, first get my attention, then I will read the blurb, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this or not, and after some thought requested it as a free copy in exchange for an honest review and I am glad. This is a cozy murder mystery set on the Scottish borders, in a small town where everyone knows everyone and their business and when the local Dr. (Zoe) finds a body she is suddenly the centre of attention. Zoe is a great character, with a past, and that is the reason she is now in a small town in Scotland, her best friend, Mac, her dog is a huge part of the book, which I enjoyed, I can relate to the things Zoe and Mac do together. My worst character was Neil, a very irritating person, Zoe has much more patience than I would have

i wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this, but i enjoyed it. Details, descriptions, relationships, murder, mystery, secrets.What a surprising ending, I didn’t see that coming,

The author also writes occasionally in a scottish accent, which add to the characters in the book and at 363 pages long you can get your teeth into it.

This is the first in a series. Debut from indie published author.

janet o´kaneAbout the author

Janet O’Kane went straight from Enid Blyton to what her Mum liked reading: crime novels. And despite occasional dalliances with other types of fiction, that’s where she has happily stayed.

Her career before turning to writing full-time included selling underpants to Roger Moore in Harrods and marketing nappies for Boots the Chemist. It was when she helped run a GP surgery that she decided a doctor would make an excellent main character for a series of crime novels.

Janet lives in the Scottish Borders with her stonemason husband and two cats, two dogs and far too many chickens. She is now working on the sequel to No Stranger to Death and learning to tap-dance.


about the book

genre: cozy murder mystery

File Size: 2833 KB

Print Length: 363 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149377980X

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Language: English



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