I am delighted to share my review for Bury Them Deep by James Oswald. This is the 10th book in the Inspector McLean Series and it is blooming brilliant.
Let me show you what it is all about…
The tenth book in the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series, from one of Scotland’s most celebrated crime writers
When a member of the Police Scotland team fails to clock-in for work, concern for her whereabouts is immediate… and the discovery of her burnt-out car in remote woodland to the south of Edinburgh sets off a desperate search for the missing woman.
Meanwhile, DCI Tony McLean and the team are preparing for a major anti-corruption operation – one which may raise the ire of more than a few powerful people in the city. Is Anya Renfrew’s disappearance a co-incidence or related to the case?
McLean’s investigations suggest that perhaps that Anya isn’t the first woman to have mysteriously vanished in these ancient hills. Once again, McLean can’t shake the feeling that there is a far greater evil at work here…
Wow! What an amazing book Bury Them Deep is. This is the 10th in the Inspector McLean Series and works so well as a stand alone. I have read a couple of books in this series and this latest book is a crime readers dream. It is tense, dark and draws on local legends and tales told to scare youngsters, but they always say that there is some truth to local legends.
The author had me intrigued before the story actually began with an introduction to a local legend. By the time I had read that page I was already interested in this police procedural.
Set in Scotland, DCI McLean is part of a very hush-hush inter-agency investigation, well actually it was in the beginning stages when one of the civilian members of the team goes missing. Her disappearance goes against the grain for her personality and causes concern due to the information she has access to. McLean and his team soon discover that the woman they thought they knew had a very different life out of work.
The story was so brilliantly woven, as I read I was on edge as various leads and sub-plots were expertly woven. This is a story that has plot upon plot upon plot and the more I read the more intrigues I got. As the story progressed various pieces of the puzzle were starting to be pulled together and even with all these pieces they still didn’t quite fit until the author was ready to give them all a final shunt into place.
Using old stories and local legends was such a brilliant twist on a police procedural, it gave the book such a dark element to the story, it gave a wonderful sense of suspense and made it such an addictive read.
This was an absolutely brilliant read that I found so hard to put down. A must read for all crime, thriller fans and one I would Absolutely Recommend.