Good characters? ✔️ Oh yes, as my granddad would have said Acts Of Kindness has some real corkers.
As much as I enjoyed the mystery element, for me the novel's true strength lay not so much in the plot as it did its quirky characters. That I wished Bella had been more so, hey-ho, Maggie Thatcher more than made up for it.
My absolute favourite character, to say Maggie is eccentric, well, that's something of an understatement. An elderly lady who welcomes new neighbours with the gift of what else but of course a pair of knickers ... the question being does she know more than is at first apparent about the people who are disappearing from OAK Institute (amongst whom is her husband) or is it merely just the ramblings of a elderly, eccentric old woman?
Decent plot? ✔️ Despite the cover art and to a certain degree the title that to me were slightly at odds with the actual story and that (and I do hope this makes sense) the action scenes read more like an account of the action rather than something I felt what turned out to be entertaining and amusing 'cat and mouse' type mystery.
ABOUT HEATHER BARNETT ... Heather Barnett gained a degree in English and French from the University of Leeds and has written ever since: from copywriting to stand-up comedy and sketches. She is now focusing on writing novels. Heather's influences span Jane Austen and Douglas Adams at one end of the alphabet through to PG Wodehouse at the other.