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(Kate Redman Mysteries #11.5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Two ramblers make a grim discovery in their walk along the Cotsworld Way, just outside the market town of Abbeyford: a severed human foot by the side of the path. Detective Inspector Kate Redman takes on the case, which turns even more bizarre when a second human foot is found a few days later. Is it just a gory prank or does it tie in with the mysterious disappearance of ...more
Kindle Edition, 69 pages
Published July 31st 2019

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Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another wonderful foray into the world of Kate Redman, this short novella is a quick, light read perfect for whetting your appetite.
We see Kate and her team at a bit of a standstill with cases when a pair of ramblers come across a body part. Initially everyone is perplexed and slightly amused with finding the foot but when more feet show up the team rushes to quickly solve the crime. A missing girl in another jurisdiction and a bizarre find by a burglar only cause the tension to ramp up. The sho
Jul 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't normally like novella's.

Kate Redman is on the trail of another possible serial killer when severed feet show up in different places around the area.

This is a very fun story from Celina Grace. It has well developed characters, a solid story line, and unusually, a fun and surprising ending that I definitely did not see coming. It also introduced us to a new possible villian that Kate and her crew will shortly be coming up against. A possibly very dangerous one.
Denise Zendel
Jul 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Two “ramblers” along the Costwold Way, an ancient walking track in the southwest of England, stumble upon a decomposing severed foot laying in the brambles causes DI Kate Redman to think students from the local medical school are playing a prank, but she and her team treat it as a serious matter when one of them suggests they might have missed more body parts out there. Soon they do find more feet and Kate knows something’s wrong. She’s not sure what, but it can’t be good, and at its worst, they ...more
Jessica Zweiacker
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Kate Redman short story read, but big on suspense. I was so excited to receive an advanced copy of the novella. I adore the series, and have been waiting for what seems like forever for a new book. It was too short for me, I can never get enough of these books. It was enough to have me wanting more, the setup for the next full length book sounds intense and with a new member of the squad added I sure that will be interesting and entertaining. If your a fan this is a must read novella, it gets ...more
Diane Perry
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I love this seriez. I love it so much that I am actually willing to read a Novella. Personally, they are always too short me. However, I did enjoy this and the reader will get an interesting clue as to where the series is heading. A fun, quick read.
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love all the Kate Redman mysteries and this quick reading novella is no exception. This seems as straightforward as the others but is seriously creepy and I hope Ms Grace goes back at some point to revisit and continue this story arc. Keep ‘em coming!
David Montezinos
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This reviewer has received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Whether you are already a Kate Redman fan or discovering her for the first time, this novella will strike you as interesting and unsettling. Grace is always a terse writer, packing her full length novels with all the character development and plot twists they should have in a minimum number of pages. So it is not surprising that this novella has lots of character development and plot twists too despite it's short length. What is ...more
Silvia Molinari
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery-thriller
In this new novella, Celina Grace skillfully drives the readers through the twist and turns of a mystery taking place near Abbeyford.
Detective Inspector Kate Redman is struck by a bizarre discovery: a human foot emerging from the ground by the side of the Cotswolds Way. The investigations grope in the dark when a local burglar comes across a human head kept in a jar in the drawing room of a rich, tastefully furnished Georgian house in the outskirts, and what was supposed to be a nice and easy so
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC from the author for an honest review. Must admit, the series has too much romance for my taste, and the heroine in the books I have read seems weak to me. But I will read on for free books, cheapskate that I am.
As this a Novella, it felt better, than the last books I read from the series, a little romance, but thankfully not too much - as there was probable not enough room for it, although I still tink, Kate would be more interesting as a single, this for me is the 1 missing star
Elizabeth Lloyd
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is a rather gory beginning to this intriguing novella about Detective Inspector Kate Redman’s latest case. Now happily established in a relationship with her former boss Anderton, she is able to concentrate her mind on this strange case as she helps Martin, a new Detective Constable, to become a successful member of her team. Kate’s skill with people enables her to gain evidence from an unstable burglar who has made an horrific discovery, but will the police solve the mystery of the severe ...more
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-kindle
Kate Redman is one of my favorite mystery protagonists. Her character is complex as are the supporting characters in this series all part of a homicide investigation squad in the Abbeyford police department in rural England.

In this, too short, novella holiday ramblers come across a severed foot. This gruesome discovery is followed by another. The squad wonders if there is any connection to the missing girl Poppy Taige. The story has a surprise ending that may foreshadow another book. The series
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Yes this is a novella and yes this ends in a cliff hanger but it is well done as the initial case to which Kate and the gang start to look into is resolved so its really only half cliff hanger! I really liked seeing everyone again and meeting the new guy and seeing how he works with Kate, Theo, Chloe, Rav and the others and there is also a cute new arrival. The chase to find out where the feet are coming from is good and a surprise as to what they find out, but while they look for the person lin ...more
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-reviews
While out walking on Hydon Hill near Abbeyford, two ramblers come across a foot. D.I. Kate Redman decided to investigate, and then another foot is found. But where is the rest of the body. Does this have anything connection to the missing student Poppy Taige.
An enjoyable well-written story with its cast of well-developed characters, and a good surprise at the end. Look forward to the next in the series.
Recieved an ARC from the author
Pat Welte
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and the characters. There was some misdirection, more about family life, which adds dimension to the stories. I can hardly wait for the next book by this author about Kate Redman.
I would like to thank the author for the opportunity to read an early copy. This review is my opinion only.
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's been a long wait for another book in the Kate Redman series. I want to thank Celina Grace for sending me a prepublication copy to review. A new character is introduced to the detective team, who seems to fit in well. The epilogue offers a can't miss surprise ending. I'm looking forward to the next full length book in the series later this year.
Carolann Hiller
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Misdirection in the form of a foot. Missing girl who just disappeared. Wild goose chase. Suspicious man seems above board. But Kate's radar is lit up!
Patricia Knights
Aug 01, 2019 rated it did not like it

I felt rather shortchanged when I realised this was a 'novella'
Just seemed to be advertising other Kate Redman books. Very poor plot, not up to,usual standards.
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
An all too short but really good installment in the Kate Redman series. Touches base with all of the regulars to briefly update you on them and contains a rather gruesome mystery. Loved the ending.
Veronica Butler
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another gem from Celina.....just wish it had been longer , cant help thinking there is more to come on this one, really enjoyed it , lrft me intriged
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is great. Just a short one, but packed full. There were many things that I did not see coming. Loved it!
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another magnificent Kate mystery. She is a fabulous pick as the main character. Once again she gets involved in solving a mystery. Can’t wait for the next.
Well-written but felt more like a superficial lead-in hook for a possible next novel.
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very well-written.

That short reading has pretty interesting characters and a good suspense.

I really loved it.
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great little teaser story. Hoping the outcome becomes an integral part of the next full book.
Michael Otto
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Murder mystery which Kate seeks to solve. Surprising ending conclusion I thought.
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime
Brilliant. Jolly good read in typical Celina style. Short and sweet with the tantalizing promise of maybe another book in the making . No spoilers but it’s Kate’s instinct. Once she has a thought , it may stay dormant for a while, but has a habit of creeping back when she’s least expecting it.
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OH, I feel like I ran into some old friends; that's how I felt when I started reading and then stayed with them for a bit. A human foot was discovered and brings Detective Kate Redman to some bizarre conclusions
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