My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Read 10/02/2017 – 13/02/2017 Rating 5 stars
DCI Jim Carruthers is still reeling from the break up of his marriage when a soldier turns up dead and his friend goes missing while Jim and his team are hunting for clues there is an explosion at a university. For a small Scottish town there is a lot happening and none of it good.
This book forces the reader to hit the ground running as the story unfolds. There is a lot of character building as I would expect from the first book in a series. The author manages to build in depth characters while telling the story and has successfully avoided large chunks of descriptive text. The characters are unique individuals some very likeable while some are unlikeable which brings realism to the book.
While it is police procedural the story is told from several perspectives and I found myself liking baddies and disliking goodies as the story unfolds.
It is a very gripping book and while it is not the usual gory nightmarish thriller that I love I still really enjoyed reading it and I eagerly await the next book in the series. Well worth the 5 stars.
Thank you to Bloodhound Books who provided me with an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review.