In a small Scottish university town, what links a spate of horrible murders, a targeted bomb explosion and a lecturer’s disappearance? Is a terror group involved? If so, who is pulling the strings? And what does something that happened over forty years ago have to do with it?
Having recently returned to Castletown in the hope of winning back his estranged wife, DCI Jim Carruthers finds himself up to his eyes in the investigation.
Struggling with a very different personal problem, DS Andrea Fetcher assists Jim in the hunt for the murderous perpetrators. To prevent further violence they must find the answers quickly. But will Jim’s old adversary, terror expert McGhee, be a help or a hindrance?
I would like to start by saying what a catchy cover, it makes you want to see what’s inside. Robbing the Dead is a debut book Tana has written and published and I must admit you cannot even tell! It was brilliant, I really enjoyed it.
WHAT AN OPENING THIS BOOK HAS! … It doesn’t just ease you in, it full on grabs you in. I was very impressed and intrigued. Robbing the dead is easy to read and written well, it will have you hooked. I managed to read 52% of this book in a day! I must also admit I learnt something from this book… I learnt all about the bloody Sunday incident in 1972 which I had never heard of before and actually researched (I’m only young, sshh). This book does include the bloody Sunday incident but parts have been made into a fictional story line by the author which worked well. This story is packed full of action, deaths, missing people, lies, secrets and more… Its one thing after another which is keeping the police busy especially DCI Carruthers.
I have been informed by the lovely Tana that the second book in this one to watch series will be soon published by Bloodhound Books and will be called Care to Die. I cannot wait to dine into it already and see what is next for the team. I have high expectations after devouring this story. An author to keep an eye on and a series that will be one to watch in the future. Another well deserved five stars from me and a story I will highly recommend to all. Enjoy, I did.
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