Top positive review
Burial of Ghosts - a great page-turner!
9 October 2018
I’m wondering where my head’s been for so long that I’ve only recently discovered Ann Cleeves.
Having read her entire Shetland series, I thought I’d try this stand-alone book. And I haven’t been disappointed.
The heroine, Lizzie Bartholomew, was abandoned at birth and had a difficult upbringing in Care.
Named after the Church yard she was found in and with a Christian name taken from the dog that sniffed her out at said church, you can’t help but have your heartstrings tugged at the way kids are dealt with within the Care System.
I like the way Cleeves explores her young life in a series of flashbacks and memories.
The descriptions of the areas that the story unfolds in really added weight to the story for me, particularly just how different the lives of young people can be depending on the income earned by their parents.
One, then two murders of young men have Lizzie arrested for the first, then socialising with the second victim just hours before he dies.
She can’t help but try to solve the murders on her own.
Her Bipolar disorder rather reminded me a little of Lisbeth Salander from the Millennium series written by Steig Larsson....
A great ‘whodunnit’, Ms Cleeves had me guessing right until the end.
I’ll be buying more of her books. Marvellous writing.