2 February 2024

Review: MAN OVERBOARD, G. R. Jordan

  • this edition read on my Kindle (Amazon)
  • #19 in the Highlands and Island series
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09WVJVP9P
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Carpetless Publishing (May 29, 2022)
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 219 pages

Synopsis (Amazon)

A Coastguard’s nightmare repeats. The fledgling tourist season is in tatters. Can Macleod and McGrath find the killer amongst the hordes of holidaymakers?

When the Coastguard note an increase in drownings from travellers falling overboard from passenger vessels, Macleod is called in to satisfy an itch that these may not be innocent accidents. When the victims are all found to be from troubled marriages, the team must seek the hidden orchestrator of spring mayhem. Can Seoras and Hope find the killer before widow maker of the seas strikes again?

To jump or not to jump, sometimes it’s not a choice! 

My Take

While the people apparently committing suicide by jumping into the sea from the top deck of a ferry are all on different ferries, they are all ferries being run by the same company. So is somebody trying to put the company out of business? 

These suicides are too much of a coincidence for Macleod, but the investigation is hampered by the fact that most of them don't surface and the bodies are not able to be retrieved.  But then they get "lucky" and a body is retrieved and the pathologist is able to determine that it is a case of murder.

The team gets stretched very thin by the locations of these incidents, and by also tracking down the people that these "bodies" have been interacting with before they jumped.

Another very engaging read! I am very much enjoying the variety in these stories, and the fact that they are so readable.

My rating: 4.5

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