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Bonnye Reed
I received a free electronic copy of this ARC novel from Netgalley, Peter Kingsmill, and Kobo Writing Life. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. I have read this novel of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest, personal opinion of this work. I thoroughly enjoyed this tale and will look for more from Kingsmill. This is the first of a series, I hope. If you like action-adventure stories, Sunset at 20:47 is right up your alley.

This excellent debut novel covers a short spa
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Peter Kingsmill
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I was pleased to get the following comment from an ARC reader the other day:

"Great storyline and a great mystery read. I have never visited Canada but this book is how I imagine it to be. First of the author I've read and will definitely be looking for more." (USA, July 2018 on Amazon, 4 stars)"

Although I try to ensure that my stories touch people no matter where they are, I have to acknowledge that "Sunset at 20:47" is strongly rooted in Canada (particularly in Ontario's lake country). I love t
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Dave Butler
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a great first novel! Peter builds suspense with an intriguing group of characters, and a sense of place that is clearly built on a love of lakes and boats. I look forward to the next one.
Billie Milholland
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I knew Peter from his work at the Redberry Lake (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve in Saskatchewan. When I heard he had written a lake-themed mystery I was eager to read it because I knew his deep sense of place in the natural world would come through.

I was not disappointed. He paints the Ontario lake environment with such detail that I know I would feel immediately at home should I ever visit. What did surprise me was the depth with which he drew his characters. I liked Frank Anderson right away and wa
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Teresa
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a quick easy read, had a bit of humor, romance, murder and mystery. Not a deep plot but was an enjoyable fun read. Very detailed, the author used very descriptive explanations, if you closed your eyes after reading a paragraph, you could easily picture the “Beaver”, envision the river and hear the engines.
Not a great book, but was good, I liked it.
I received this book from Kobo Writing Life and NetGalley for an honest review. This one comes in at 4 stars.
Ken Paulson
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In this, his first novel, Kingsmill develops an intimate portrait of, apparently, a fictional lakeside village. Coulda fooled me. Awan Lake is as real to me now as any of my own favourite places, and he's inhabited it with characters just as compelling. Detailed descriptions of people and locations fill the book and describe the search for a missing girl, an environmental miscreant, and love.
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Lynda Erlandson
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good story that kept me turning pages long after I should have been doing something else. I always like a mystery that includes a little romance and discussion of societal issues.
T Olsen
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is a story. A very long and very slow story. An incredibly boring story. When there is a little action, we're only told about it afterwards instead of being in it, except the very last part. ...more
Teresa Collins
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from a BookFunnel giveaway. This is the first book I have read by this author but it won't be the last. In my opinion, Mr. Kingsmill is a consummate storyteller. He has created characters that are completely realistic and three-dimensional. They are people you could actually know and not larger than life caricatures. Since the story mainly takes place on Awan Lake I'll use boating imagery to describe my opinion of the book. It starts out as a potentially exciting journey dow ...more
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Peter Kingsmill is the author of the Awan Lake mystery series. Peter is a recipient of the Governor General’s Conservation Award (Canada) and the founder of the Redberry Lake (UNESCO) Biosphere Reserve in Saskatchewan. When he is not writing novels, he serves as a contract writer and as a consultant on regional development projects. Peter joined Crime Writers of Canada as a Professional Author Mem ...more

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