Saturday 11 May 2019

Where She Lies, Michael Scanlon (Detective Beck, Book 1) #Review

Where She Lies, Michael Scanlon 

About the Book

In a town full of liars, no one is safe.

When Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, he predicts boredom will be his biggest threat.

It’s a sleepy backwater, a forgotten town of narrow alleyways that lead from the cathedral down to the river, and towards the bogland beyond. It’s a place where seemingly nothing – good nor bad – has happened. Not for a long time.

But when a teenage girl is found dead in the woods a mile from town, and a seemingly-harmless local drifter is arrested, Beck has an instinct that someone with far darker motives is behind the crime.

It seems that everyone in Cross Beg has something to hide though. Wading through layers and layers of lies, and generations upon generations of secrets, he believes he’s finally getting closer to the truth.

That is, until the killer strikes again…

This debut novel from a powerful new Irish voice is the first in a gripping series that will feature his charismatic detective, Finnegan Beck. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Joy Ellis and Patricia Gibney.

My Review

The Quite Hours by Michael Scanlon is the first book in the Detective Finnegan Beck series and wow what a first!

We are introduced to Beck and find out he’s been relocated to Cross Beg and also demoted as well. Beck isn’t made to feel welcome at all either by his colleagues or his superiors and is only planning on trying to blend into the background but when a teenage girl is found in the wood on the outskirts of town Beck become embroiled in the investigation and starts uncovering the various mysteries that the people of Cross Beg are trying to keep hidden.

I found myself thoroughly enjoying this book from the first few pages and being slowly embroiled in a) the investigation and b) the mysterious life of Finnegan Beck.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the series and seeing how the character of Beck develops and more of the back story of which I am sure is going to be well thought out new series of books, with no doubt lots of surprises and twists and turns.

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book, my thoughts however are my own.  


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