Top positive review
on 18 February 2016
“Uh oh” I thought when I read that here was another forensic pathologist. Another Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs? Well, I have to say, definitely not! Admittedly her job is the same, but there the similarity really ends. Owens has suffered much tragedy in her life and has become OCD as a result – I must admit that One Mississippi, Two Mississippi, Three… was a little wearing at times, but it appears to work for her. Called upon to help the mother of a former lover who has been shot is hard enough in itself, but it gradually becomes clear that this is no straightforward drive by shooting, and the story line really takes off at this point, becoming more intriguing by the page. It is a complex story involving friendly fire and a rape that materially affects relationships in a very close knit Ranger Group.
All the characters are believable and the descriptions are well coloured. The denouement is very exciting and contains even more twists and turns than one might have been expecting. Definitely worth a read, and I shall have a look at the next in the series.