A Litter of Bones by J D Kirk

A Litter of Bones by JD Kirk

24th November 2020.

It’s always good to find a new author with a distinctive tone and voice that you enjoy. While the abduction of a child is no laughing matter, it’s lightened by the humour in this story and the way it draws the characters in the investigation team together.

Is there a copycat killer on the loose or has DCI Jack Logan put the wrong person away? That’s the question at the heart of this police procedural, set in the Highlands of Scotland. It’s a fairly standard storyline in crime fiction, lifted by the author’s delivery and the development of the main characters, which allowed them and the book to grow on me the more I read.

With plenty of action, false trails and an exciting climax, there was a satisfying conclusion to the story with all loose ends neatly tied up.

My only dislike was the cruelty inflicted on a cat. I’m not sure the graphic descriptions added anything to the story.

Description

A missing child. A tormented detective. A ticking clock.

Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan stopped the serial child-killer dubbed ‘Mister Whisper,’ earning himself a commendation, a drinking problem, and a broken marriage in the process.

Now, he spends his days working in Glasgow’s Major Investigations Team, and his nights reliving the horrors of what he saw.

And what he did.

When another child disappears a hundred miles north in the Highlands, Jack is sent to lead the investigation and bring the boy home.

But as similarities between the two cases grow, could it be that Jack caught the wrong man all those years ago?

And, if so, is the real Mister Whisper about to claim his fourth victim?

A Litter of Bones by JD Kirk

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