Published 25/7/17 by Bloodhound Books.
available as E Copy and Paperback.
DCI Tyler and DS Mills have a fractious relationship to say the least.
I found this brought a different tension to the story, but did not take away from the main elements of the uncovering of the crime...or if there had been one committed at all. This kepts me interested in watching there relationship develop while hoping they could work it out enough to focus on what had happerned previously, 30 years ago.
When the layers of the story began to unfold, I found myself absorbed back in to the days of the 70's. Mark captured the era so well and being born in the early 70's, there was slight reminissing also. Bullying at school was different to now, but no less innocent, just because there wasn't devices.
I found this a wrenching read to get to the heart of why? it was full of suspense with a touch of who done it nature, however this was cleverly balanced with newer up to date crimes.
The timelines worked while reading and you weren't left floundering of where/when you were reading about.
It is always uncomfortable to read about childhood deaths, as they are our future. Mark gave this story such believability it grabbed me heart and soul, and he was clever at holding his cards to his chest while revealing the information as we needed it.
I am keeping this series on my radar and looking forward to where Tyler and Mills go on from here. A story to definitely invest your time in.