#NetGalley #BookReview Death on the Isle (Astrid Swift #2) by M.H. Eccleston #Mystery


Death on the Isle

Astrid Swift #2

by M.H. Eccleston

Release date: July 7th, 2022


I received a complimentary ARC copy of Death on the Isle (Astrid Swift #2) by M.H. Eccleston from Net Galley and Head of Zeus Publishing in order to read and give an honest review.

…I enjoyed this entry with its new and quirky cast of characters, including a sociopathic antagonist…

After the events of The Trust, book one of the Astrid Swift series recently separated and, on a mission to find oneself in Death on the Isle, art conservator Astrid Swift decides to leave Dorset to take on a freelance gig on the Isle of Wight. Finally getting used to living on the boat Curlew’s Rest bequeathed to her by her favourite uncle, Astrid is seeking out a change. A far cry from the materialistic and entitled person she was when she arrived. Astrid’s hoping for some time to process what has happened and find what she is seeking in life. When she is given the opportunity to work on an estate’s art collection, Astrid eagerly sets sail to start her new assignment.

When she arrives, she lucks out finding a slip in the harbor during Cowes Week, one of the biggest sailing events of the season. As she did in book one, it does not take long for Astrid to connect with the locals, become the focus of a stalker and stumble across a dead body….or two. Add in a missing woman connected to Astrid’s new job and this book keeps one guessing until the end.

Having enjoyed the first book in the series I was concerned that she was leaving Dorset and her new friends behind, but I grew to understand Astrid’s motivation for moving on. Although I enjoyed this entry with its new and quirky cast of characters including a sociopathic antagonist, at times it felt a bit muddled with a feeling of uncertainty as the story ends, which I am guessing could continue and add intrigue to the next book in the series. I really enjoy this well-written and quirky series and look forward to reading more of Astrid’s adventures. I highly recommend!


2 thoughts on “#NetGalley #BookReview Death on the Isle (Astrid Swift #2) by M.H. Eccleston #Mystery”

  1. Hi Belinda – this, to me, sounds like a great read … as it’s based here in the UK. Interesting premise – thanks for the review and thumbs up – cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks so much Hilary, I enjoyed both books in the series. I have family from the UK so I grew up hearing stories about the Isle of Wight, nice to read a mystery set there. Hope you are having a wonderful week!


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