Top positive review
Not just about the baddies....
on 9 April 2017
This was my first Inspector Drake encounter, although I'm familiar with Stephen Puleston's Cardiff based detective.
The north Wales locations and culture seeping in gave it a unique and enjoyable slant, and I enjoyed meeting Ian Drake and his colleagues. The complexities of his character and the inevitable police politics and procedures, alongside an insight into his family life kept me as interested in him as I was in discovering the original killer. The plot twisted and turned as much as the country roads DI Drake hurtles along in his very clean car, and finding the baddies almost became just an aside of the story for me, especially as even more characters-cum-suspects were intorduced towards the end of the story.
However, I found myself caring about Drake in particular, and whilst wincing at his aversion to facing up to his own difficulties, I was left extremely pleased for both him and his team when they wrapped things up.
I'm also extremely keen to know more about him and how he deals with the next bridges in his life, both personal and professional, and look forward to the next instalment.