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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Book Review: A Murder of Crows by Ian Skewis

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook  free of charge,from the unbound Digital via Netgalley, for blog review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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The most violent thunderstorm in living memory occurs above a sleepy village on the West Coast of Scotland.  

A young couple take shelter in the woods, never to be seen again...

DCI Jack Russell is brought in to investigate. Nearing retirement, he agrees to undertake one last case, which he believes can be solved as a matter of routine.

But what Jack discovers in the forest leads him to the conclusion that he is following in the footsteps of a psychopath who is just getting started. Jack is flung headlong into a race against time to prevent the evolution of a serial killer...


How do you end a long, but positive career? When what appears to be a simple case comes up, DI Russell thinks it will be an easy way out, not the defining moment of his career that it turns out to be. At first you're not sure you like Russell really, but gradually you realize how really flawed, but likable he is. His coworkers? Meh, they you can do without. But they help to showcase what a brilliant career Russell has had, despite them.While the book is a police procedural, it's really more of a character study. if you think of it that way from the beginning, then the book is more interesting and you'll be rapidly turning the pages by midway, waiting to see how the case evolves and ends. If you're looking for a great weekend read, this is it!

About the Author:

Ian Skewis was born in Scotland in 1970. He was an actor for many years, appearing on film and television and lending his voice to radio. He also performed in numerous stage plays, including Like Thunder, which received a Fringe First Award in 2001. 
His short story, Inkling, was published in 2016 as part of an anthology called The Speculative Book. A Murder Of Crows is a No.1 Bestseller in the Scottish Crime Charts and also went to the top of the Murder charts in the USA. He is currently working on the sequel..

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