A terrific read, I loved this one. A tale of many twists and turns, a mix of politics and historical pageantry and a portrayal of resentment and revenge. In the supposedly quiet villages of the fens a feud has been raging for twenty years between the descendants of the Saxons and the Norman invaders. The former now disadvantaged, the latter affluent but corrupt. Into this conflict comes a young Russian out to avenge the death of his father, also twenty years ago. The whole thing becomes a particularly taxing problem for DI Tom Fletcher, a great character in the start of what should turn out to be a splendid series. Highly recommended.
Similar this month: Tami Hoag.
Comparison: Robert Goddard, Mark Billingham, Harlan Coben.
It begins for Tom Fletcher with what looks like a very bloody accident in a farm machinery showroom, and reaches back into the past - his own and that of the local police force - before slamming into the present with all the force of the most up-to-date criminal power in the world. Crackling with secrets and surprises, packed with haunting landscapes and haunted characters, freighted with the hot, thundery atmosphere of a Cambridge summer and the inevitable paying-out of past betrayals, Corn Dolls marks the arrival of a major new crime talent.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
Publication date: 19/04/2007
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||19th April 2007|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
Patrick Lennon grew up in Cambridge and has lived in Thailand, Italy, France and Mexico. Today he splits his time between his young family, his writing and running his own business.Photograph Â© R. HernandezMore About Patrick Lennon