Life is dangerous. No one survives it. Enora Andressen makes a series of mind-blowing discoveries when her friend disappears in this compelling thriller set in an idyllic Devon town.
Actress Enora Andressen is catching up with her ex-neighbour, Evelyn Warlock, who's recently retired to the comely East Devon seaside town of Budleigh Salterton. The peace, the friendship of strangers and the town’s prestigious literary festival . . . Evelyn loves them all.
Until the September evening when her French neighbour, Christianne Beaucarne, disappears. Enora has met this woman. The two of them have bonded. But what Enora discovers over the anguished months to come will put sleepy Budleigh Salterton on the front page of every newspaper in the land . . .
Limelight is a completely gripping and fascinating thriller featuring strong characters forced to make impossible decisions, the impact of which will be felt far beyond their quiet town... Perfect for fans of JOHN HARVEY and PETER ROBINSON.
What readers are saying about the Enora Andressen series:
"A first rate mystery with an exciting premise" Booklist on Off Script
"Excellent characterization and plotting . . . I read it in a couple of days and loved it" NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars for Off Script
"A very strong series debut . . . An intriguing start to a promising new series" Booklist on Curtain Call
The Enora Andressen series
Book 1: CURTAIN CALL
Book 2: SIGHT UNSEEN
Book 3: OFF SCRIPT
Book 4: LIMELIGHT
Early in British author Hurley's uneven fourth Enora Andressen mystery (after Off Script), London actor Enora impulsively accepts an invitation to visit a retired friend, renowned editor Evelyn Warlock, in a seaside town in Devon. Upon meeting Evelyn's neighbors, Enora quickly befriends Christianne Beaucarne and her taciturn husband. Then Christianne vanishes when she goes for her daily swim. As the weeks unfold, and suspicions build, Enora and the town residents become engulfed in moral and legal quandaries surrounding Christianne's devastating neurological disease, her disappearance, and the ensuing police investigation. Matters become even more complicated when a coffin is discovered in a field. Meanwhile, Enora's feckless son, Malo, is working to create doomsday cruises for wealthy people who want to avoid end of life "unpleasantries." While Hurley excels at creating intriguing characters like the flamboyant Enora, he falters when he strays into the moral quagmire of euthanasia. This one's for series fans only.