I’ve recently discovered Goodreads and yes I know I’m (fashionably) late to the party but I’ve no idea why it’s taken me so long to jump on board.
For authors it’s a brilliant platform to get your books some much needed oxygen plus find some people to review your work. For those of you who just want to read good quality books then again this site is a treasure trove.
Obviously, I’m bound to be interested in Scottish based crime books and particularly if they feature the Highlands as does this one here. I also read Peter May’s Coffin Road a few weeks ago and you’ll find my review on Amazon and also here on Goodreads
Here is the latest book I’ve read on Goodreads and it’s a cracker!
Excellent caper with PI Calum Neuman chasing through the Scottish Highlands in a generally fast-paced thriller which keeps the reader entertained! DK Bohlman gives us some well observed character observations and he has a sympathetic eye for location. This novel would be a prime candidate for a television series and the ending certainly hinted at the possibility of a second outing.
For me, the middle section of the book plateaued a little and I found the story becoming too bogged down with unnecessary wordage and I feel a stricter edit might have been advisable. But for that, I would have awarded this fine story a 5 Star rating and it has certainly been one of the most enjoyable reads of the year! Without spoiling the suspense, I loved the deliciously nasty main baddie and Calum was a character I would enjoy reading about again in another Scottish thriller like Search.
My latest thriller is a Scottish thriller and is ALSO based in the Scottish Highlands, in this particular case an uninhabited island. – ‘The Devil You Know‘ by Alex Breck
What Other People
Have Said About
‘The Devil You Know’
“A moving, gripping and at times disturbing thriller with the rich scene setting we have come to expect from Alex Breck. A real page turner, it keeps you guessing the outcome till the very end.”
This second Ridge Walker novel is also available in print form here