In 1989 a killer dumped the body of 20-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the west of France.
Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains - bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime.
No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve. Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.
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A man with a child in his ears. Currently hoping that WRAS will read his Amazon review comments.
I think one thing that is cast in iron is that if Peter May releases an audio book with Peter Forbes narrating I am not going to regret buying it. This one takes another step to proving the rule. I would say it is actually one of the best of this particular series. McLeod's increasingly complex personal life develops apace as does the thriller of a story that his investigations bring him into. He's a great character to follow with his lack of tact and impatience with rules and procedures.
We get all the usual quality of Peter May's writing including finely described European locations and deep, multi-faceted characters plus twists and turns along the way. The depth of research that goes into this writing is self-evident. Peter Forbes as I have said previously is incredibly well suited as a narrator to May's writing and characters. In a series that in my view was never quite as consistently excellent as say the Lewis trilogy this book is a highlight.
I hadn't realised this was an Enzo book when I pre ordered, it was good, but I find this series less interesting that Peter May's other books. There are lots of characters with similar sounding names and I do tend to lose track, overall though I did enjoy the book, surprises and twists galore.
Kildonan by the sea
of G and C, A and T
An easy choice for Peter May readers or followers of the series he delivers all you are looking for in his books, this volume is fast paced and entertaining, a return to Enzo’s challenge that again puts him in peril, a great return to the mysteries and tribulations of the french cold cases he is resolving to win a very dangerous bet, our charming Scottish investigator and all the women in his life are back on the chase of murderer.
Saying more would give away too much of the story, so I will stop and say no more about the plot or the familiar characters.
You could read this book by itself and it would be a good mystery but it deepens the pleasure when you have the information accumulated in the other five volumes.
I loved this book and I love the narrators voice too. The strong storyline brings to an end the Enzo Macleod series. There were many strands to follow and I was trying to second guess them. I went up several blind alleys so well was this put together. I got a few right but only near the end. Wonderful.
This is the first Enzo Macloud book I've listened to. I really enjoyed the story. The pace was good and the narrator was easy to listen to. I'm now going to start at the beginning!!
Love to listen to books at any time of the day or night when I can't sleep. Driving, dog walking and ironing better for a great crime novel
A compelling download. The story moves with pace and style. My only real criticism being the length of time between the publication of this and the prequels. Many books have come between and I couldn't recall some of the characters and incidents. To fully enjoy this book I wish I had listened again to the previous Enzo books. Not a stand alone book but exciting and beautifully performed.
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