Visiting Lilly

Visiting Lilly

Toni Allen / Nov 18, 2019

Visiting Lilly D I Jake Talbot is a burnt out British detective given a second chance to believe in love friendship and the transcendent essence of the human experience When he investigates a seemingly innocent vi

  • Title: Visiting Lilly
  • Author: Toni Allen
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • D.I Jake Talbot is a burnt out British detective given a second chance to believe in love, friendship, and the transcendent essence of the human experience When he investigates a seemingly innocent visitor to a residential care home for the elderly he uncovers a dangerous family hiding a forbidden romance that mysteriously crosses the boundaries of time The deceitful faD.I Jake Talbot is a burnt out British detective given a second chance to believe in love, friendship, and the transcendent essence of the human experience When he investigates a seemingly innocent visitor to a residential care home for the elderly he uncovers a dangerous family hiding a forbidden romance that mysteriously crosses the boundaries of time The deceitful family does all they can to prevent Talbot from discovering their secrets surrounding an unsolved murder, family betrayal at the core of which is a keenly intelligent, though somewhat mentally challenged young man who is fixated on an elderly woman being held captive by her own son Talbot sets out to right the many wrongs done to the blameless, and in turn, rediscovers his own humanity.

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    About "Toni Allen"

      • Toni Allen

        Toni Allen is the author of the Jake Talbot Investigates mystery series, which began with Visiting Lilly 2014 and continues with Saving Anna 2015 She is currently working on the third book, Finding Louisa, due out in 2017.As a photographer of note, a columnist, and an acclaimed tarot reader and astrologer, Toni draws on her extensive experience as a psychic to bring personal awareness of the paranormal, from both the believer and non believer s point of view, to her Jake Talbot Investigates series.Toni has had numerous non fiction articles published, and won awards for short fiction and poetry, including a first prize awarded in a competition judged by noted mystery writer P D James She s the author of two bestselling books on tarot, The System of Symbols a New Way to Look at Tarot, which is now also published in Italian by Spazio Interiore and Sex Tarot.She lives in Surrey, England, where she happily includes pink grasshoppers in her macro photography.Visit Toni s website toniallenauthorConnect with Toni at facebook ToniAllenAuthor and Twitter Listansus and view her photos at toniallen.zenfolio She maintains a Pinterest board for her novel Saving Anna uk.pinterest listansus saFor updates on new releases and other news, email Toni at jaketalbotinvestigates outlook to join her newsletter.


    711 Comments

    1. Can I write a review that does this outstanding book justice? I hope so.This is a carefully and delicately layered book that delivers so much more than you first expect.What starts out as a simple police procedural, and one where no real crime has been committed, soon turns into something far more sinister. Detective Inspector Jake Talbot wonders why a man at a Surrey police station would go ballistic because someone tries to visit Lilly, his elderly grandmother? He asks to follow up the complai [...]


    2. As editor of this book (with a royalty share), I can only say that Toni is a pleasure to work with; I'm looking forward to her next venture!


    3. This book was not my normal style but decided to go for and and I was glad I did.I have not read anything else from this author, but could well be looking into her in the future.This is a book full of secrets, never quite believing either side but wanting to at the same time. There are many layers to the story and as they unfold I was captivated and could not wait to find the truth at the end. This is where everything has been explained.The characters in this book are not only believable but als [...]


    4. What's the expression? You had me from hello? The front cover drew me in almost subliminally but this book had me from its teaser pages & it did not disappoint. Beautifully crafted & well-written with a plausible, intelligent, original plot & naturally flowing dialogue from real people - the author's characters are alive & all too human - i devoured page after page, swept along with complex unpredictable scenarios, all clearly, satisfyingly & credibly resolved. Highly recomme [...]


    5. This was a very different but fascinating story.t my usual sort of thing and I'm not sure now how I spotted it. It was a free download so probably via a helpful Bookbub email, I expect. I'm going to definitely buy the next one in the series as I see it not only features Jake but Frankie, too, so that's a clear bonus for me as I liked their relationship so much. I could've done with less of Frankie crying and weeping quite as much as he does but aside from that, they're two nice guys and quite th [...]


    6. A romantic film noir style detective story with a modern twist!Recommendation: Noir buffs and mystery readers alike will find something to enjoy in Visiting Lilly. ROmance readers may find they enjoy the more abstract romantic aspect, and paranormal readers will eat it up. A great read with tons of character and a wealth of keep you guessing moments.Jake Talbot is a lonely, depressed cop with little to live for except his precious antiques and his job as an investigator. When the complaints of a [...]


    7. Detective Inspector Jake Talbot has been having a bad year. He's spent most of it investigating a truly horrendous crime. It's finally resolved, but during it, his significant other, Claire, got tired of it and him and moved out, taking not just all her own things, but gifts she'd given him. It's now nearly Christmas, always a bad time of year for him because of a past family tragedy--but worse than ever this year, because of the Lassiter case and Claire's departure.Not wanting to take his boss' [...]


    8. I LOVED IT! It has been such a long while since I have been so invested in a proper mystery book, and this book had an amazing paranormal twist. I mean seriously I can't stop gushing. I need more in this series!!When I think about it, it has been a while since I loved a Paranormal book as much as I loved this one.Great book, absolutely loved it!


    9. Visiting LillyTime travel in a whole different light than most time travel novels. But that is the basic premise of this story. Throw in a missing person, possibly a murder victim or maybe trapped in another time. Someone has to unravel the mysteries and this author has presented the story in such a way that the reader feels involved, feels like actually being a part of the story and trying to solve the crime. Keeps the reader on the edge of your seat all the way to the end of the last page.


    10. I downloaded this book on Kindle unlimited.When DI Jake Talbot overhears Peter Charteris putting a complaint in about Frankie Hayward harassing his grandma. DI Talbot was intrigued and volunteered to look into the case. Thinking this case would be a distraction from his Christmas memories, he was curious to find out why a young man like Frankie is interested in a 90yr old woman. A simple case of harassment quickly becomes complex involving the MOD, astral projection, past meetings and a missing [...]


    11. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading this book, but wow, I was sucked in right away. I couldn't put it down, I had to find out what happened. This was definitely a book worth reading. I voluntarily reviewed a copy via Quirky Blind Date with a Book.


    12. This book hooked me right from the get go! I loved that I would think I knew what was going on, just to be stumped again!!! Great book about life, love, mystery, and drama!!!


    13. Disclaimer: I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.Let me start with this I have always been a fan of Ms. Allen's writing. She is an amazing story teller, and Visiting Lilly is no exception. Kudos on the spectacular work Ms. Allen. Visiting Lilly is the story of Detective Inspector Jake Talbot and Francis "Frankie" Hayward--a man that claims he's traveled through time, but more than that, during his time travel he met and fell in love with a woman by the name of Li [...]


    14. The story is set in London. If you like Inspector Morse, I think you will like this novel by Toni Allen also. There are some superficial similarities. Morse loves beer and music. Talbot drinks a lot of tea and likes art and antiques. But what most struck me was how both of these men dislike a wrong being covered up by politics or by what club one belongs to (academic or financial). Talbot believes in fairness. He has some tragedy in his life that causes some around him to discount him. He become [...]



    15. When DI Jake Talbot learns there’s a complaint against a young man for simply attempting to visit an elderly nursing home resident, he’s intrigued. Why would Peter Charteris be so opposed to allowing Frankie Hayward to visit his elderly grandmother, Lilly? Jake Talbot soon finds there’s much more to the story than what appears on the surface. He’s thrust into the middle of a case that involves secrets, betrayal and quite possibly murder. Can he get to the bottom of it all before it’s t [...]


    16. I received this book for free via First Reads.I went into this book with no expectations and I was a little intrigued by the blurb. The story is set in the leafy suburbs of Surrey. The author's love of the area and local knowledge is apparent throughout the book. The book is mostly a police story centring on Detective Inspector Jake Talbot. There is an important element in the book that is to do with astral projection which is something I have studied in the past and the author has expanded on [...]



    17. 2.5-3 stars. Started off enjoying it but then it just started to irritate me. Too fantastical and I felt I was going to drown in the amount of sobbing & tears flowing. Whilst I appreciate it's fiction, I found it hard to suspend belief and just go with it. I won't be reading any more by this author if they're in the same vein as this one.


    18. I really enjoyed the character, plot and style of writing of this new author for me. However, several times during reading Visiting Lilly by Toni Allen I felt confused about a character or their relation to other characters or the plot. Cannot really put my finger on it but this does not usually happen. Regardless, it does not greatly change my rating. I am definitely going to read another book by this author.


    19. A fun, quirky detective story that I thoroughly enjoyed. Detective Jake Talbot is an art and antique loving man who drinks a lot of tea. When he's asked to keep a young man from visiting a woman, Lilly in a nursing home he is put in the middle on why the man, Francis Hayward shouldn't be visiting Lilly and why Lilly's grandson, Peter Charteris is so set against Frankie visiting his grandmother.There are a lot of fun side characters in this story and I can't wait to read more cases where Jake inv [...]


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