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She despised him when she was a police officer. She is also suspicious of the smooth-talking DI Bremen, chosen in the family liaison role. While doing so she makes startling discoveries which reveal long-held family secrets and tragedy.
A background of menace and shattering revelations finally comes to light. Recommended for those who enjoy British crime stories and intense family mysteries. View all 6 comments. Aug 28, Ceecee rated it it was amazing. The storyline goes backwards and forwards fluidly from October to at no point did the different time frames feel anything other than organic. It is an extremely well written gritty book with the occasional flash of dry or black humour which I appreciate. I love that every chapter from the earlier period has an appropriate song title!
The characters from the earlier period are really interesting and well crafted. Bobby Q is much more likeable although he seems malleable and lurking darkly in the background is the menacing presence of Pat Walsh.
The female characters of Angela and Marilyn are good and products of their time. From , I really like the principal character of Sian and hope that she appears in future books. The police characters are also good although you are not sure whether you can trust them. The dog Elvis is fabulous and he plays a key role.
The historical setting is fabulous and the author captures that so well. At times we feel tangible tension, then menace, then the confusion that Sian must feel as her life turns upside down. View all 23 comments. Aug 31, Stina rated it really liked it Shelves: british , net-galley , british-thrillers , , nicola-monaghan. Although I am not familiar with the author, I am a huge fan of British crime thrillers, and I always gravitate in their general direction. Maybe it's the setting, the history, the characters - I don't know.
But if it's British, chances are I'm going to read it! The concept, the narrative, the plot - it was all very cleverly layered with dark secrets and timely twists to make this a wonderfully gripping read. The idea of the central character being a DNA analyst is a novel concept, though I'm not sure when she trained up in that area since she was a police officer prior, rising to the rank of DCI.
That part was a little bit vague, but a minor aside. However, the over descriptive narrative involving the DNA testing, I must say had me thoroughly confused as it was way too scientific for my right-brain. I felt that much of that process could have been eliminated without confusing the reader or sending them to sleep in those couple of chapters with maybe just a slight reference to the procedure instead of the in-depth approach. The setting - the Loggerheads pub love the name! Here, we meet some interesting characters who will go on to be the cornerstone of the story that is yet to come as we the scene is masterfully set.
There's Harry MacKenzie Mac , a Scot who has dreams of being bigger than The Beatles but somewhat of a big mouth; his best mate, Bobby Q, an almost silent partner; Angela, who is seeking an escape from an abusive marriage and has the voice of an angel; Marilyn, Angela's sister who may not have the voice but certainly has the looks; and big Pat Walsh, who "wasn't a man you talked about". Harry also had dreams of owning the Loggerheads and set about buying it from Big Pat where he, Bobby and the two sisters set themselves up in a band called Midnight Roses, playing both covers and originals, hoping that one day they would be famous.
Fast forward fifty years and it's Sian Love, ex-DCI now doctor specialising in DNA analysis, has recently inherited her uncle's old pub - the former Loggerheads - surprising both her and her family. She was quite fond of her uncle and he would often regale her with his tales - one about his wife that she was never quite sure was truth or fiction.
Because for as long as she'd known him he had never been married. And the story often changed so she wasn't sure what to believe. Now she is moving into Loggerheads as she still refers to it with her German shepherd Elvis, an ex-cadaver dog, when she makes a gruesome discovery. The skeletal remains of two bodies, one partially mummified, secreted behind a door that has been plastered over in the cellar, injuring herself in the process.
As an ex-copper familiar with the corruption in the local nick, she doesn't trust the police and is reluctant to get them involved but her Idris Elba-lookalike boyfriend Kris, who is also a DI, insists on doing so and calls it in. But before they arrive, sporting her broken ankle complete with cast, Sian sneaks into the cellar to seize a tissue sample from the mummified remains to run her own tests. She's not sure what it will reveal but she doesn't trust the police to conduct a thorough investigation.
She is even less confident in their ability to cast a wider net which would then inevitably result in the blame being placed on her uncle Rob for the murders, of which she is convinced of his innocence. She's worked with Walker; she knows his style. Suspecting he is in the pocket of many a criminal, Walker is corrupt and she detests him.
Sian doesn't know who she can trust. She barely trusts herself and struggles to do so with Kris and she knows she can't trust the police to do their job! So it's left to her to run the tissue sample she obtained to see what answers they may reveal.
But is she prepared for the truth of those answers? More than once Sian finds herself in danger as she is followed late at night, fearing for her life, in a case that turns out to be personal, uncovering the long buried family secrets and tragedy of the past.
The deeper she digs, the more questions she finds. Just who was buried in that cellar? And why? As the story unravels between the past and the present, there is something of a dark edge laced with menace which just exudes the right amount of suspense and tension. The musical references in the chapter titles were a nice touch as a sign of the times - late sixties and early seventies - but in some aspects I didn't feel they reflected the content they titled.
I won't give an example as that would just create a spoiler. But it was still a fitting nod to the past. I cannot say I liked Sian a whole lot, especially to begin with. I found her a little closed off, detached, stubborn and somewhat unlikable at first.
I know she has trust issues and I get that. But she did grow on me so she wasn't all bad. Elvis, however, was a star! Truly, he is I love the dual timeline feature, as it brings both stories together in a penultimate climax at the end. But just when you think you have it all figured out, there's another twist or two thrown our way, leaving readers gobsmacked. I guess it could be kind of fitting "flowers" for the "dead" So, I won't rate this book since I wrote it and might be slightly biased!
This is my latest novel, published by the very brilliant people at Verve. It's out on 5th September The main character, Sian Love, is one of my own favourites of those I've created. She has a lot going on - I won't spoiler the book for you by saying what - but she certainly has her own challenges to face. An ex police officer, she now works as a forensics analyst. She also has a hero German Shepherd called Elvis who So, I won't rate this book since I wrote it and might be slightly biased!
She also has a hero German Shepherd called Elvis who she adopted when he retired from the police force. I hope you enjoy meeting Sian, Elvis and the rest, and find the book a thoughtful page turner.
Reading them just now has made my day! View all 12 comments. Aug 07, Nigel rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley , arc , best-recent-ones. This got steadily better - 4. In full I loved the opening chapter of this book. It had humour, darkness and interesting characters - good start. She is moving into her uncle's old pub which features in the opening chapter. It was left to her in his will which surprised the family. The setting and some of the language is Nottingham which gave it a Northern bi This got steadily better - 4.
The setting and some of the language is Nottingham which gave it a Northern bite which I liked. Many of the chapters are musical references which looked interesting. The book continues with parts set in the s and the rest with Sian in Almost the first things she discovers about her uncle's pub is that there are bodies in the cellar.
She doesn't trust the police any more and it is just possible that this concerns her family. If she investigates will that cause problems with the police and just what might she find out? I found the atmosphere authentic in both the eras covered by this story. The dialogue felt well crafted and is colloquial at times.
The characters in this were definitely good enough. Sian herself was excellent and I found her convincing. More minor characters were good too and I did like the character of Big Pat Walsh. The first thing people said about him was he "wasn't a man you talked about" For me this book started well and generally got steadily better. I was increasingly drawn into this tale of death in the 70s and life in the present day. This is one of those slightly unusual books where I can honestly say I liked the ending and hadn't seen some of it coming.
If I have a minor quibble the musical references in the chapters didn't seem to lead anywhere particular. There is a group involved in the early part of the story but this device didn't go anywhere interesting to me. I would certainly recommend this to people who want a good UK crime read.
This is not quite so dark nor as violent quite as their books but that is no bad thing. Definitely 4. Sep 22, Cathy rated it really liked it Shelves: crime , advance-review-copy , publisher-review-copies. The realistic detail about locations in the city and its environs, and the use of local dialect and figures of speech give the book a real sense of place. Alternating between events in the s and the present day, the discovery of human remains in the cellar of the pub that ex-police officer and DNA expert, Sian Love, has inherited from her uncle, is the starting point for a story of family secrets, betrayal and revenge.
However, I found my opinion changing as the book progressed and the reader learns more about her past. There are some distinctly unpleasant male characters in the book, both in the past and present timelines. Although, arguably, the latter is responsible for setting in motion a chain of events that will have repercussions for his mistress. There are also some quirky touches like the use of song titles as chapter headings for the scenes set in the past.
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