A mix of softly scented and not sweet fruit with a twist of lemon. Exotic but understated flowers, mixed in with an aquatic undertone. Then musk and incense, a little depth and saffron. Wow…and unusual scent.
Only problem…wear time isn't the best (it settles into a softer version of itself).
Murder on the Ile Sordou is an atmospheric murder mystery set on a small island in the south of France. Located near Marseilles, Ile Sordou is a new hotel opening on an almost empty island and catering to high end tourists.
We begin learning about our cast of characters by living with them (and inside their perspective) as they arrive at the island and live their lives. I got confused as the author jumped quickly from one to the next…but the device came together at the end.
M.L. Longworth has written three other books in this series, that each follow a French judge and his law professor girlfriend. We also meet an out of luck (formerly famous) actor, his wife and her teenage son. The best friend of the law professor. Various staff members as well as the couple who own the hotel. An american couple. A retired teacher.
This book works well if you like these types of stories…which get into the day to day lives of the characters until interrupted by a murder. The narrative is intimate and local.