Hiding the Past–a Novel about Genealogy–Is My First Ebook Purchase

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Here is the summary provided by Goodreads about the new novel, Hiding the Past, by Nathan Dylan Goodwin:

Peter Coldrick had no past; that was the conclusion drawn by years of personal and professional research. Then he employed the services of one Morton Farrier, Forensic Genealogist – a stubborn, determined man who uses whatever means necessary to uncover the past. With the Coldrick Case, Morton faces his toughest and most dangerous assignment yet, where all of his investigative and genealogical skills are put to the test. But others are also interested in the Coldrick family, people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to hide the past. As Morton begins to unearth his client’s mysterious past, he is forced to confront his own family’s dark history, a history which he knows little about.

On the strength of this and other notes about the book on the Internet, I downloaded Kindl Reader for PC and ordered the book from Amazon.com. Cost was $3.49. It is my first ebook purchase, and it went very smoothly and quickly. But then I have order many books and other items from Amazon over the years and I know their electronic ordering setup is top-notch.

I have started reading the ebook on my Win 7 laptop, and it seems to be quite easy to page along. One advantage: I can adjust the size of the type, and that sometimes is useful for my senior citizen eyes. One thing becomes clear on the first page of the prologue: a character smells fumes and identifies them as “petrol.” Obviously, the book is set in the U.K. That’s OK as I am a devotee of the detective series presented under the banner of Masterpiece Mystery, by PBS.

The book starts out with the death of the protagonist’s client under suspicious conditions, so this mysterious element appeals to me, along with the genealogical theme.

We’ll post a review later after I have read the book.

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