Book Review: Now May You Weep by Deborah Crombie


Book Title: Now May You Weep
Author: Deborah Crombie
Series: Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #9
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: September 28th 2004
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Fiction
Age Range: 15+ years old
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Newly appointed Detective Inspector Gemma James has never thought to question her friend Hazel Cavendish about her past. So it is quite a shock when Gemma learns that their holiday retreat to a hotel in the Scottish Highlands is, in fact, Hazel’s homecoming — and that fellow guest Donald Brodie was once Hazel’s lover, despite a vicious, long-standing feud between their rival, fine whiskey distilling families. And the fires of a fierce and passionate affair may not have burned out completely — on Brodie’s part at least, since he’s prepared to destroy Hazel’s marriage to win back his “Juliet.” But when a sudden, brutal murder unleashes a slew of sinister secrets and long-seething hatreds, putting Hazel’s life in peril, Gemma knows she will need help unraveling this very bloody knot — and calls for the one man she trusts more than any other, Duncan Kincaid, to join her far from home … and in harm’s way.


I stumbled upon this book at a thrift store so I bought it because the blurb at the back was amazing. What I didn’t realize is it was the 9th installment in a series that I don’t have. Although, I was a sucker for mystery books and this caught my interest… so I read it anyway. I was extremely happy that I did because I loved it.

First of all, the author did a great job of painting a scene using her words, that was what made my reading experience so fun. I don’t think you need to read the previous books in order to enjoy this one.

I really like how there were parts of the book which showed events from before the main characters were even born. Plus, the plot twist. Oh. My. God. I’ll stop talking about it now or else I might ruin it for you. I vividly remember staying up late at night reading when things got really interesting.

It took me more or less 3 weeks to finish this as the book has a good portion of it talking about whisky which I’m not keen on so there were times I lost interest and it slowed down my reading. Still, I gave this a 5 out of 5 rating because I don’t really see that as a problem of the book.

I really recommend this book if you’re a fan of mystery novels like I am. I’ll be keeping an eye out for the other books in series too!



All book cover photos and summaries are taken from Goodreads.


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