29 October 2020

Review: FOLLOW THE DEAD, Lin Anderson

  • e-book acquired through local library and Libby
  • File Size : 935 KB
  • Publication Date : March 27, 2018
  • Print Length : 363 pages
  • Publisher : Macmillan (March 27, 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B078WJQVD7 (kindle)
  • #12 in Rhona MacLeod series

Synopsis (Fantastic Fiction)

Shortlisted for the 2018 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year.

FOLLOW THE DEAD is the thrilling twelfth book in Lin Anderson's forensic crime series featuring Rhona MacLeod.

On holiday in the Scottish Highlands, forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod joins a mountain rescue team on Cairngorm summit, where a mysterious plane has crash-landed on the frozen Loch A’an. Added to that, a nearby climbing expedition has left three young people dead, with a fourth still missing.

Meanwhile in Glasgow, DS McNab’s raid on the Delta Club produces far more than just a massive haul of cocaine. Questioning one of the underage girls found partying with the city’s elite reveals she was smuggled into Scotland via Norway, and it seems the crashed plane in the Cairngorms may be linked to the club. But before McNab can discover more, the girl is abducted.

Joined by Norwegian detective Alvis Olsen, who harbours disturbing theories about how the two cases are connected with his homeland, Rhona searches for the missing link. What she uncovers is a dark underworld populated by ruthless people willing to do anything to ensure the investigation dies in the frozen wasteland of the Cairngorms . . . 

My Take:

Although this title precedes the two in the series that I read earlier, I felt that it operated better as a stand-alone, although perhaps that was because I was already familiar with Rhona MacLeod and DS Michael McNab. 

The story emphasises the connections between Scotland and Norway, not just the geographic one of the North Sea, but also the tough conditions, and the shared crimes.

This is certainly a series that I will return to again.

My rating: 4.5

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1 comment:

Katy McCoy said...

I'm on her fourth mystery - glad to know she's a keeper!


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