An Occupied Grave by AG Barnett

An Occupied Grave by AG Barnett

11th June 2021.

It took me a while to get into this crime story as the character of DI Brock seemed a little wooden. As someone who keeps his feelings to himself, the story was well underway before his character was slowly revealed. From this point the whole story picked up and became an entertaining and enjoyable read.

It starts with a funeral and the discovery of a body already in the grave of someone about to be buried. It’s a terrific start as the mayhem commences. DS Poole, who’s new to the squad, has his own problems alongside working with Brock. Slowly, they begin to piece together events and identify suspects as the story gathers pace for an exciting ending.

Overall, it’s well-written and delivered, the characters are believable and the outcome managed a couple of surprises, which is always welcome.

Description

A village of secrets finds its past lies waiting…

A terrible surprise rocks a funeral when the wrong body is discovered in a freshly dug grave. Now Detective Inspector Brock and Detective Sergeant Poole must open up an old case and dig through the small village’s secrets to solve a murder!

Detective Sergeant Guy Poole is hoping to put his traumatic past behind him and settle into his new station at Bexford. Now history is threatening to raise its head again, and he has a murder case to contend with.

Detective Inspector Sam Brock has a new recruit to take under his wing, and he’s determined this one isn’t going to die. As if that wasn’t enough of a headache, his wife is coming home and may be on the verge of discovering the lie he’s been telling her.

Newly paired duo Brock & Poole must track down the killer before more lives are lost.
AN OCCUPIED GRAVE is the first in a series of page-turning mysteries that will leave you wanting more!

An Occupied Grave by AG Barnett

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