Top critical review
Poor editing, poor understanding of police procedure and poor characterisation.
28 August 2018
As others have said, this book is crying out for a good proof-reader but, to my mind, that would not be enough to redeem the storytelling. The author seems to have a very poor grasp of police procedure on a murder investigation (even what could be picked up by reading other authors!), of Scottish law (when lawyers have to be called and powers of detention) and of behaviours and attitudes of typical investigating officers. Don't know if main suspect is in armed forces? Go to tax records and national insurance. Waiting for information from MOD? Don't stop all actions and look at other cases. Just did not ring in the slightest bit true for me. Love my Tartan Noir and love to follow through on series set in Scotland, but not this time.