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Unknown Enemy

(Green Dory Inn #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Landon Smith vowed never to return to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Despite her faith, the memories might undo her.

But a shadowy figure has been skulking around the Green Dory Inn—seen only by her friend Anna.

Loyalty demands she stand by this woman who’s been a second mother to her. No matter the cost.

With the police unable to find solid clues, and the incidents escalating, La
Paperback, 150 pages
Published August 2nd 2018 by Janet Sketchley
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Janet Sketchley
Jul 09, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Can't star or review it, because it's my own book, but I like it :) ...more
Jeffrey Reynolds
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'll be honest - this story was too short to be satisfying. But it still left me wanting more. This story would technically be called a novella length wise, and it almost reads as part of the novel, with me wanting to read the next.

The plot is good, keeping you on edge. I mentioned that this is a cozy mystery, though there's no murder in this one... or will it be in the next installment? It has a lot of red herrings that leave you guessing. The characters are interesting, with some backstory tha
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Landon Smith gets a call to help Anna, the woman who was an anchor to her in her troubled past, she leaves her college dorm in Toronto for a weekend in Nova Scotia with hardly a second thought. Once there she is immediately caught up in the mystery of who is terrorizing Anna’s business, the Green Dory Inn. Or is Anna, whose husband died recently, falling apart mentally and seeing things?

Unknown Enemy is full of tension as we try to puzzle out with Landon and Anna who, in Sketchley’s cast of
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Green Dory Inn review

The Unkown Enemy -The Green Dory Inn by Janet Sketchly.
This is a Christian mystery book but not
a “ murder” mystery. A young woman when she was young had something bad happen to her and because of her other classmates and the towns people reaction she left that town to put it all behind her. But know she has to go back to help a lady who literally prayed through until this young girl started to allow God heal her from all of her wounds. The mystery is that someone is mak
Sara Goff
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of Sketchley's clear, descriptive writing, starting with her novel Heaven's Prey. Her style is poetic at times, drawing me further into her scenes and characters' feelings. She maintains the same quality writing in Unknown Enemy. I enjoyed the building suspense, but the best part was seeing how prayer and loyalty change the outcome of the story and her characters' lives. We often take prayer and loyalty for granted, so it was fascinating to see how Sketchley developed an edge-of-your- ...more
Yvonne Anderson
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A few years ago Sketchley's debut novel, Heaven's Prey, bowled me over, and she flexes the same writing skills in this short piece. I can't figure out how she does it, but she manages to ratchet up the suspense without being obvious about it; you simply find yourself growing more and more tense. I love the setting in this story--I'd book a room at the Green Dory Inn if I could!--and the characters' untold backstory makes me want to know more. In addition to being good with suspense, the author e ...more
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, what a very well done thriller. Well written with lots of descriptions so I can picture exactly what is happening and where it is taking place. Highly recommend.
Linda Rainey
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suspense Filled Thriller

Suspense grabbed me and pulled me through this book.
I loved the storyline but the ending left me wanting more
I eagerly anticipate the next book in the series.
This book is recommended for those who love psychological thrillers.
Susan Harris
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My interest in Green Dory Inn was piqued when author Janet Sketchley posted some photos of an inn set by the seaside, her research for this suspense novel. The scene was inviting, and my own girlhood days living on an island connected me to this series. Early in the book there is a couple visiting from Saskatchewan, another surprise that endeared me to the book.

I’ve admired Janet Sketchley’s word economy for a long time through reading her posts on social media. Several times she has nailed a w
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Landon Smith has returned to her hometown of Lunenburg for the first time in years, and she doesn’t want to be here now. But Anna, family friend, surrogate mother, mentor, and confidante, needs her. Strange things are afoot at the Green Dory Inn, and the neighbours aren’t sure if Anna’s reports are real or signs of a grief-induced breakdown.

But an intruder might not be Anna’s only problem. There is the challenge of keeping the inn running single-handed, and the rumours … It’s an excellent story,
Christine Goodnough
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This isn't a full story, but a prequel to the series, so it was fairly short. Most of the characters aren't very fleshed out in this first book.

Landon Smith, studying social work in Toronto, comes back to her home village in Nova Scotia to help Anna, a good Christian friend who's seeing an intruder in her yard at night. I thought there was over-much repetition of the question, "Is the intruder a real person or is Anna losing it mentally?"
The mystery is introduced well, but feels like it was solv
Christine Dillon
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is a cozy mystery novella. I found it too short (but I'm not really a novella fan). It does however set up the series.
A range of interesting characters and an ease of writing that keeps you reading. I found the ending too abrupt but will keep reading the series.
Love the covers.
Mary Jane
Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was good mystery.

I truly liked the characters but there are some things we do not know about them. I think the next stories fill in some of the details. It was complicated mystery that was not easy to solve. Thanks for the challenging journey.
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Janet Sketchley is an Atlantic Canadian writer who likes her fiction with a splash of mystery or adventure and a dash of Christianity. Why leave faith out of our stories if it’s part of our lives? You can find Janet online at

Random facts: Janet's super-power is untangling yarn and Slinkies™; there are over 50 varieties of tea in her house; she's Canadian but she worked at the bu

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