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Brilliant first novel,
This review is from: A Means of Escape (Kate Linton Series) (Hardcover)This is the first in a new crime series by Joanna Price, featuring DS Kate Linton. I believe the author got her publishing deal after putting her work on the website, Authonomy.
In this book, Linton and her colleague, DI Rob Brown, are investigating a series of murders (Linton's first serial killer), the latest of which takes place on Glastonbury Tor.
I thought this was a brilliant read. It mixes crime and humour (real laugh out loud stuff for me at times) and I thought it worked very well. Joanna Price is an accomplished writer and her charactiserations are great. In particular, the rapport between Linton and Brown is very well drawn.
It's a well plotted book and it all came together and tied up nicely at the end, but there were bits throughout the story that threw me off the scent - the sign of a good crime novel.
I can't wait to get my hands on the next in the series and to find out if the rapport between Linton and Brown develops further. This is a triumphant first novel.