The Night Bell

The Night Bell

Book - 2016
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The Night Bell moves between the past and the present in Port Dundas, Ontario, as two mysteries converge. A discovery of the bones of murdered children is made on land that was once a county foster home. Now it's being developed as a brand new subdivision whose first residents are already railing against broken promises and corruption. But when three of these residents are murdered after the discovery of the children's bones, frustration turns to terror. While trying to stem the panic and solve two crimes at once, Hazel Micallef finds her memory stirred back to the fall of 1959, when the disappearance of a girl from town was blamed on her adopted brother. Although he is long dead, she begins to see the present case as a chance to clear her brother's name, something that drives Hazel beyond her own considerable limits and right into the sights of an angry killer."
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781681771656
1681771659
Branch Call Number: MF WOLFE, INGER
Characteristics: 390 pages : maps ; 24 cm

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lpreston214
Oct 10, 2016

This installment in the Hazel Micallef series had several storylines going at once. I'm not sure whether I liked that or not. The missing girl from Hazel's childhood, the bones of boys from the Home, the missing police officer and the horribly murdered residents of the development seemed kind of like too much. I still love Hazel though so I enjoyed the book.

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randalljay
Aug 11, 2016

I like her stories and the characters. I am sometimes suspect about the realism of police procedures..but it is fiction.

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Eil_1
Jun 25, 2016

The ideas that prompted the plot were excellent. The back and forth from the '50's to 'present day' were somewhat overplayed. "A Door in the River" was, I thought, much better - gave it 4+ rating.

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uncommonreader
Jun 22, 2016

Hazel seems to becoming younger as this series progresses. Once again, the author has chosen great themes - the corruption of developers and the mistreatment of young institutionalized boys in the 1950s.

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