Monday, 27 June 2016

Book Review - "Little Bones" by Sam Blake.

Detective Garda Cathy Connolly makes a gruesome discovery while examining the scene of a burglary.  Sewn into the lining of a vintage wedding dress are tiny little bones, which appear to be human.  Here begins a investigation that reaches far into the past, yet still has a rippling effect in the present.  While Cathy searches for answers, she keeps her own secrets from those closest to her.  But how long can she keep silent?

  Cat Connolly is a feisty young female detective who is not afraid to take chances.  At her physical peak, she spends most of her free time at the gym and throws herself into her work with gusto.  The case of the little bones has her perplexed and the owner of the wedding dress seems oblivious to their existence.  Working through rumours and dealing with unwilling witnesses makes the case all the more cumbersome.  Each chapter brings more detail, teasers and potential leads while the parallel story of Cat's personal life lends an extra dimension to the novel.  The location is mostly set around South County Dublin, with many familiar landmarks getting a mention.  Not solely based in Ireland, extra characters bring extra locations and the links between Ireland, England and further afield become apparent.  There are a few separate storylines and each one is as strong as the next.  

 Sam Blake's debut crime thriller made it straight onto the bestseller lists, and for very good reason.  From the very first page the reader is treated to a tense, fast-paced journey of suspense.  There is a balance of police-procedural, thriller, drama and mystery all wrapped up in the 390 pages.  The page- turning is fast and frantic and it has one of the best cliffhanger endings since Karen Slaughter's Will Trent novels.  Detective Cat Connolly has found her home.  It is firmly placed  within the pages of Sam Blake's strong crime thriller series.  Readers will be itching to know what happens next to the independent, yet vulnerable Cat.  A thrilling debut with a gutsy protagonist and a memorable story.  The pages will practically turn themselves...
Highly Recommended.

Little Bones is published by twenty7 and is available in TPB and ebook format.  You can order your copy, with 18% discount and Free Worldwide Postage, HERE.  The ebook can be ordered via amazon link below:

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