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The Rat Stone Serenade: A DCI Daley Thriller (Book 4) – Grisly secrets and a deadly curse (The D.C.I. Daley Series) Paperback – 11 Jul 2019
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'a macabre jigsaw which ends with a thrilling denouement' --Women Together Magazine
'a first class, fast-moving thriller, brilliantly atmospheric, all in a setting in which the cold of the winter is not the only chill!' --crimereview.co.uk
'This is a well crafted and engrossing story. Meyrick is well in to his rhythm and we look forward to future adventures' --Journal of the Law Society of Scotland
About the Author
After studying politics, Denzil Meyrick worked as a police officer, distillery manager, freelance journalist, and company director. He is originally from Campbeltown in Argyll, but now lives with his wife Fiona on Loch Lomondside.
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There is a touch of The Wickerman about this book and that supernatural element combined with an atmospheric sense of place made this a much more spooky read than the others. A high body count and ghostly goings out mean you will be asked to suspend your disbelief to enjoy this novel to the fullest - but you know what, it's fiction right! So do yourself a favour and get that disbelief hung high and settle down and enjoy a damn good story because Denzil Meyrick excels in his storytelling skills! Location is a key element in this series and once again the author takes you smack bang into the middle of it all, this time it's in the middle of winter and the remoteness of the area is portrayed exceedingly well and will have you wrapping a blanket around yourself as you read.
Chief Superintendent Symington has replaced John Donald and it is clear that there is something in her past that haunts her. And while on the subject of haunting well DS Brian Scott has been tasked with persuading Jim to withdraw his resignation but soon finds himself caught up in another investigation in the not so sleepy little town of Kinloch.
Brian is one of those characters that you cannot fail to engage with, there is a real authenticity about him, from his dialogue to his very real experience of PTSD and how he deals with it through the bottom of a whisky bottle. I really find myself getting right inside of his head. Haunted by hallucinations he is unsure if this is the withdrawal from alcohol causing this or something more sinister.
In this book DCI Jim Daley is feeling conflicted, does he want to go through with his resignation and is his heart really with Liz or is he pining for DS Mary Dunn. I could almost feel his anguish in this book. I love his relationship with Brian Scott, it is perfect as the two men bounce off each other and their dark sense of humour and fearless approach to policing means that they are a perfect combination!
We are talking feuding families with dark and deep-rooted secrets combined with an almost supernatural historical edge to it, cults, ghosts and death there is guilt, dysfunction and double dealings all deliciously wrapped up with fast paced twists and turns. So many deaths and little clues dropped like breadcrumbs leading you down a twisted path until you reach the dramatic conclusion!
Littered with that classic dark humour that the author does so well and packed to the brim with intricate plotting and a host of unreliable narrators, The Rat Stone Serenade will keep you on your toes throughout. This police procedural is a thriller and perfect for those armchair detectives who like to exercise the old gray matter!
Now we have a massive international business that holds its AGM in a small village cut off from the rest of Scotland around Hogmanay with double and triple crossing protagonists.
I was hanging on to idea it was getting to be a bit too intricate when there were twist after twist after another twist among the increasingly farcical almost Hercule Poitot-type revelations at the end.
.......and have we a second end needing explanation?
Already bought the rest of the series on bases of books 1 & 2 so I will have to wait and see but not in any great haste.
More Carry On crossed with a Rowan Atkinson in the final showdown than the book cover claim of Rebus meets Taggart!!