Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Review: Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Witness Impulse, via Edelweiss,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


Cambridge Blue cover

Synopsis: 

A medieval city.

A modern murder.

For Gary Goodhew, the youngest detective in the local police force, it’s a case that could make his career … or end his life. 

For the first body is just one in a series of murders involving an eccentric Cambridge family. Gary must use his own initiative to flush out the killer, even though it means risking his job and discovering the truth about the one person he hopes is innocent. 

And as the body count rises and blood flows through the hallowed halls of the colleges, Goodhew must exorcise his own demons if he’s to survive his first year on the job …


Review: 
This book sounded super when I read the e-galley synopsis, so I couldn't wait to read it. The book started off slowly for me- I actually finished it in 4 settings- which is unusual for me. It just wasn't really engaging me, I think because Goodhue seemed so odd, in a Monk (Tv show) kind of way. And then went I hit 52% of the book left (do you like having that Kindle feature? That and the reading speed sorta freak me out, you know?), I could NOT put it down! Yup, the second half is a roller coaster of one surprise after another, and the characters really seemed to find their footing and not let the reader go! I was very happy indeed with the mystery and now that I have a better feel for Goodhue, I can't wait to read the next 4 books in the series! If you love British police procedurals and like TV shows like Monk or the Mentalist, you'll love this book!


About the Author: 
Alison Bruce was born in Surrey, United Kingdom, and now lives in Cambridge. She is the author of two previous nonfiction books,Cambridgeshire Murders and The Billingtons, Death in the Family. Check out more on her website!

1 comment:

  1. I have always been a fan of crime drama type books this sounds like something I would like to read.

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