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5.0 out of 5 stars A means of Introduction ....., 1 Nov. 2011
This review is from: A Means of Escape (Kate Linton Series) (Hardcover)
As a Means of Introduction, this first novel will definitely hook the readers interest! I always enjoy 'discovering' a new author or a new series of books. Occasionally, I'm lucky enough to tick both boxes. Joanna Price's first in a series of thrillers featuring DS Kate Linton does just that.

Set in Glastonbury, Price has managed to steer clear of the tried and tested mystical-murder-and-conspiracy-in-the-New-Age-capital-of-England scenario. She has also managed to make Kate Linton remarkably human. In my opinion, it's very rare for a first time author to be able to craft such a 3-dimensional character. I found myself empathising and identifying with her as well as cheering on her triumphs and cringing at some of her mistakes.

The plot itself centres around a number of bizarre murders, the victims being left on various 'significant' sites, surrounded by a ring of holes. These holes are later found to contain melted candle wax. I refuse to give any spoilers in reviews; l can only say that I couldn't figure out the murderer's motives before DS Linton. A welcome change when you read as many crime thrillers as I do!

The plot is also interwoven with a publicity-hungry reality star trying to boost her profile and Kate Linton's own personal problems. Like roots seeking water, the tendrils of the story all come together to a very satisfying conclusion.

I am eagerly awaiting the next Kate Linton book; after reading A Means of Escape, I'm sure most readers will be too.
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