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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst
January 2013 Book of the Month.
After killing off DI Faraday, Graham Hurley starts a new crime series with DS Jimmy Suttle who moves to the West Country for a quieter life after work in Portsmouth was destroying his life. Dreams, however, rarely match the reality of the situation and he is soon in charge of an increasingly complex and frustrating murder case that has him questioning why he moved in the first place... This is definitely a new series to follow right from the first book.
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Western Approaches by Graham Hurley
D/S Jimmy Suttle has finally tired of the relentless struggle against the rising tide of urban crime in Portsmouth. Surely a job in Major Crimes in the West Country will offer some respite? He finds a remote cottage nestled in a fold of Dartmoor and, with his wife and two-year-old daughter, heads West for what he is sure will be a saner existence. How wrong could he be? Soon he is investigating the murder of a long-distance rower in the small town of Exmouth. The man rowed in the same 5-man boat as a man who, two years before, dodged a murder charge when his wife went missing during a cross atlantic rowing challange. There had been tensions between the two. Has a killer killed again? As the job takes over, Lizzie, Suttle's wife, is increasingly unhappy about the move. Trying to juggle family life with her own new job on a local paper, isolated in a lonely cottage with a demanding toddler and struggling to make new friends, Lizzie thought the whole point of the move was that she and Suttle could at least see more of each other. As his marriage frays at the edges and his first investigation becomes mired Suttle begins to feel the hills around their cottage crowding in, the wind over the moors above ever chillier, the waters ever greyer. He really has reached land's end...
We have asked a select number of members and browsers to review Western Approaches. You can read their reviews below.
Lindsey Whittle - I enjoyed this book tremendously; murder mystery, police procedural, West Country travelogue...The investigation into the murder unfolds believably, and the drawing together of all the different strands of the story happens satisfyingly as the pace increases. Click here to read the full review.
Ray Orgill - this truly intriguing and fast moving story of a policeman recently moved to the west country for a quiet life...This is a genuine "I-couldn't-put-it-down book". Click here to read the full review.
Barry Griffiths - Hurley's new novel does not disappoint, it's well written and absorbing, all the way through...The stories are beautifully woven together, with fascinating characters and plenty of dead ends to keep the grey matter busy. Click here to read the full review.
Gill Wilmott - The main storyline of the possible murder was interesting and I’m sure was accurate in terms of police procedure, offshore rowing, the geography etc. It was well written and easy to read. Click here to read the full review.
Anne Vaughan - The pace was lively and the ending was quite unexpected. Click here to read the full review.
Nicola Cooper - An enjoyable read! it kept me guessing throughout and interested Recommended! Click here to read the full review.
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Publication date27th December 2012
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PublisherOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
CategoriesCrime & mystery
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