Member Blogs > Journey of a BooksellerRat Run: An Scottish police procedural by Caro Ramsay

  • Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30:00    Permalink
    Anderson is still pretty much out of it.  He's suffering PTSD from a previous case where he watched a woman burn to death and he's back at work but he's changed.  He's more empathetic towards the victims and he almost wants to avoid the heart of the trouble.  Costello has no patience with him.  She has a job to do and she will do it, with or without him.  She's rather do it with him.

    Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published August 1st.

    This village has an unsolved mystery that is 20 years old.  They have a man in jail but he denies doing the crime.  He says he was just trying to help her.  When it's the death of a young mother and her babies, there's not sympathy.  Now they've found more bones and they are in a sinkhole, not too far away.  It's just a foot but it tells tales.

    You have the local characters, the odd ones here and there that like living in a pretty isolated place, and you have the gossip.  While Anderson focuses on a young woman and her children, Costello is interviewing people and trying to figure out where that foot came from.

    The secrets are deep and it takes a lot of digging.  When they try to make sense about what they are finding, it doesn't make sense.  There is a lot of action, more murders and the fallout after the facts are discovered will change the entire village.  I was surprised by the murderer's motive.

    All in all, it was a good read.  I'm still not sure what will happen with Anderson.  Guess I'll have to read another in this series and find out.

    The last line in the book is a treasure.  It's very ironic.  I like that.

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