Jimmy McGuire, a washed-up comic, is found dead on the streets of Inverness, his body garroted. Back in the 1990s, McGuire had been half of a promising double-act until his partner, Jack Dingwall, was convicted of rape.
Soon after, a second corpse is found in an abandoned industrial site on the edge of the Moray Firth. The body has been there for some days and has also been garroted. The victim turns out to be a former musician turned record producer, who had also been the subject of rape allegations.
Meanwhile, DI Alec McKay and DCI Helena Grant are still wrestling with the fallout from one of their recent cases following an acquittal.
As the body count rises, the police think they have the killer in their sights. But McKay is concerned that the evidence is too neat so when he realises there will be a final victim, he fears that time is running out…
First of all I would like to wish the author a very happy and successful publication day!! And now on to the most important part of my post – my review!
I was delighted to be able to review this book, I have loved the author’s previous books in the series and I can say now I’ve read this one it has the same excellent writing style and fascinating characters.
I would say that this is fine to be read as a stand alone but if the other books interest you, they are definitely worth checking out!
I loved the plot line for this one, it was well developed and you felt as though you were transported right to the crime scenes with them. The story is well paced and it made for a completely gripping page turner – I loved it!
Five stars from me, another fantastic book by this author – very highly recommended and can’t wait to see what he releases next!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alex Walters is the author of Candles and Roses, Death Parts Us and Their Final Act, all featuring DI Alec McKay and set in and around the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands. He has also written four books set in and around Manchester – Trust No-One and Nowhere to Hide featuring the undercover officer, Marie Donovan, and Late Checkout and Dark Corners, featuring DCI Kenny Murrain – and three crime novels set in modern-day Mongolia, The Shadow Walker, The Adversary and The Outcast. Alex has previously worked in the oil industry, broadcasting and banking and as a consultant working mainly in the criminal justice sector. He now runs the Solus Or Writing Retreat in the Black Isle with his wife, occasional sons and too many cats.