I do really like when a book in a series, is so good, it encourages you to go back and read the rest of the series. Such is the case in the book Broken Ground by Val McDermid.
Happy Friday and hoping you have wonderful happenings coming up for you this weekend. We are all set for the holidays and getting ready to leave for a trip up north to visit Santa (well not really) and family. Have a terrific day one and all!
Step into the world of Inspector Karen Pirie, head of the cold case unit in Scotland. Karen is a tough lady who has seen her share of tragedy having lost the man she loved fairly recently. She throws herself into her job and is constantly on guard against her new boss, Ann Markie, (aka Dog Biscuit), who herself holds nothing but contempt for Karen. She does everything she can the thwart Karen and is quite the adversary.
sWith this cold case Karen and her assistants are placed into the world of a years old discovery of a body buried in a bog along with two vintage World War 2 motor cycles. Discovering who shot this man is the gist of Karen’s case. However, she is led along a complicated line of possibly complicit murderers in a story that bends and twists in many directions. Karen’s fortitude and ability to ferret out details is what propels this story to its wonderful conclusion.Along the way, we are introduced into the world of the Scottish Polis, and Karen, and her associates. Although a bit of a lengthy book, Ms Mc Dermid is able to maintain a forward momentum and keep the reader very involved in the happenings of this years’ old murder. Although this is my first book by this author, it won’t be my last. I am really looking forward to getting to know Karen Pirie and her adventures.
Thank you to Val McDermid, Grove Atlantic, and NetGalley for this exciting book. I will be back……for more…..
and here’s the author…
Val McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies.
She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award.
She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.