We are introduced to Jake Boulder in Graham Smith’s new novel Watching the Bodies, and wow what a character he is.
I must admit it took a while to warm up to him, he is asked by his friend Alfonse to help with the investigation of Kira Niemeyer’s homicide.
The book is set in Casperton, Utah. Which I was surprised about as I have read Graham’s previous novels. However the Smith Style is there.
I was drawn in with the storyline, and Smith set the scene for Boulder quite quickly, he is rough, but likeable and within the book, he has some great characters he works alongside.
He has a great bond with Alfonse which you pick up on from the beginning, and I love his relationship with his mum.
There is enough angst, grit, and humanity to Boulder that makes him so likeable, and you really are on his side hoping he catches the killer.
The plotline within the reason why the killer kills was so clever, I found it fascinating. The book heats up as it goes on, and Boulder is working alongside the police to help catch the killer. Boulder is a brilliant character and one to smoulder over...
Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website crimesquad.com since 2009
He is the author of four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team and one book, WATCHING THE BODIES in a new series featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.