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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Death Surge by Pauline Rowson




When a colleague's nephew goes missing, Detective Inspector Andy Horton is recalled from his sailing trip to France. But when the charred remains of a body are discovered in a disused tunnel at the Hilsea Lines in Portsmouth, what began as the hunt for a missing man becomes the search for a ruthless killer.

I enjoyed this book by Pauline Rowson. It was the first book of hers that I have read and I don't think it will be the last. Not only does Andy solve the latest murders but the back stories revolving in his quest to find out what happened to his mother, the problems that are going on in his life makes for a very believable read.
This is a fast paced excellent mystery, with an interesting diverse set of characters and an intriguing hook at the end that has me eagerly awaiting the next installment in this series.
The writing was really really good. Smooth as silk, some lovely descriptive pieces, some great one liners. The best part is that even though the novel is part of a series, it can easily be read alone. While there are references to occurrences outside the scope of this novel, everything is adequately explained without being overly explained.  I would recommend this book.