"A brilliantly taut and atmospheric crime novel set on the brooding coastline of Kent with pitch-perfect plot and cast."
Quite simply a class act, the characters, setting, and plot fuse into the most readable and thrilling whole. Despite being off with post-traumatic stress, DS Cupidi begins to investigate the discovery of two dead bodies and a linked scam that involves her friend. If you’ve not met William Shaw’s books before, please do introduce yourself. Book four in the DS Alexandra Cupidi Investigation series more than lived up to my already high expectations. The writing is such that you could read this as a stand-alone but I feel you would missing out if you didn’t begin with Salt Lane. This series is an absolute corker, it’s almost understated, but wields a mighty punch. The sense of place is so vivid, it could star by itself in an edgy art studio production. The Dungeness coastline of Kent, a location that stands forebodingly self-contained and creates a safe haven for Alexandra, acts as the perfect setting. I really couldn’t see this series taking place anywhere else. The characters have taken up lodging in my mind, they remain, fully fleshed and as real and damaged and every-day normal as can be. From the beginning to the end, every word counts, every scene matters, and builds to a hammer blow of a conclusion. Chosen as LoveReading Star Book and Liz Pick of the Month, The Trawlerman is a stunning read.
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|