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.
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.
loved this episode. in the 6th of the crimes that he is undertaking to solve this one takes more twists and turns than the other 5 put together. I could not put it down. The narration, as always, is superb. Really hope there is another one.
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.
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.
A long journey to Donegal on a grey February day was thoroughly enjoyable as I listened to this book. Peter Forbes' narration was as good as ever. A definite one to listen to again,
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