Charlotte Gleeson is living the life she always dreamed of, but it's nothing like she imagined. Her daughter hates her, her husband is having an affair, her drinking is out of control. And now she’s the prime suspect in a murder investigation …
For DI Ellen Kelly, this is her first big investigation in eight months – since she let a serial killer get away. There’s an awful lot riding on a good result, which means keeping up the pressure on Charlotte Gleeson and her messed-up family.
As Ellen investigates, it becomes clear the Gleesons are harbouring some dangerous secrets. The more she digs, the more she uncovers … and the closer she comes to a deadly confrontation.
All Things Nice is the third in the Ellen Kelly series of crime novels.
a strong procedural with strong characters … resonate long after the book is put away
a readable and striking serving of crime fiction, where the investigation into a death uncovers a family overflowing with bitter secrets, lies and grudges. This is the third novel in the ‘Ellen Kelly’ series, however as the story is as much about the suspects as it is the investigating team, you could read this as a standalone, though there is enough information to leave you wanting to hunt down the first two in the series … Sheila Bugler allows, even encourages you to mistrust characters and she sent my thoughts scuttling one way and then another. All Things Nice is a dramatic family tale wrapped in a gritty police murder investigation, stop here if you like to solve the crime alongside the detectives
the plot is well drawn, and the book fairly pulls you in … very impressed … I can see that there will be more of DI Kelly
riveting. Even when we feel fully convinced of the truth, including the motive behind the murders, Sheila Bugler still has a surprise in store … the reader is kept in suspense until the very end