DCI Jack Lambert, is a force to be reckoned with! We also are given a fabulous sense of place where the Lambert series is set in Newcastle, and having been there previously I picked up on the nuances of Geordie throughout the book.
The Open Grave murders really reeled me in, the set up was intense and the idea of finding out why was the initial page turner for me, but Jack’s personality made the back drop theme more enticing, he played his role well.
He isn’t always liked, but he makes himself known. there were plenty of twists, ideas, and a few times I was fooled.
A solid debut novel, if you are looking for a new gritty read, with a great lead Detective I highly recommend. I shall look forward to seeing where Jack leads me next!