The tenth book in the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series, from one of Scotland’s most celebrated crime writers
When a member of the Police Scotland team fails to clock-in for work, concern for her whereabouts is immediate… and the discovery of her burnt-out car in remote woodland to the south of Edinburgh sets off a desperate search for the missing woman.
Meanwhile, DCI Tony McLean and the team are preparing for a major anti-corruption operation – one which may raise the ire of more than a few powerful people in the city. Is Anya Renfrew’s disappearance a co-incidence or related to the case?
McLean’s investigations suggest that perhaps that Anya isn’t the first woman to have mysteriously vanished in these ancient hills. Once again, McLean can’t shake the feeling that there is a far greater evil at work here…
I thought that this book was excellent, it was a book that really gripped me right from the start through to the fabulous ending, I was hooked!
I loved the pace of the story and I found that it was very well written. The plot was well developed and there was plenty happening throughout the story too, I liked the mix of folklore that the author added in and it was dark in places too where it needed to be which for me really added to the book.
I really liked the setting for the book too and the author had done a brilliant job with the characterisation and brought the characters to life for me – I thought that it was great!.
This might be the 10th book in the series but I thought that it read fine as a stand alone – it did really want me to go and read the rest of the series but the author does a great job as covering off what has happened in the past but without spoilers too which was great!
Overall I loved the plot and thought that it was well developed – it is 4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – very highly recommended and one I really enjoyed!