03 June 2010
Whispers of the Dead ~ Simon Beckett
A find on the remainders table
Well constructed forensic crime
A British forensic expert is revisiting his place of training in Tennessee ~ the Bone Farm. We had just watched a Stephen Fry Across the US travel series where he visited this place. (People donate their body to science so that studies can be done on rates of decomposition etc ... so there are bodies in barrels, under trees, in cars, exposed to the elements etc).
The book was an excellent page turner with a good twist to keep you on the edge of your seat. Characterisation was well done.
This was the third in a series (that's the problem with remainders table pick-ups) and, of course, there were the inevitable bits of backtracking to remind you/fill in the blanks if what happened earlier.