Tuesday 30 May 2017

Review ~ Little Bones by Sam Blake

February 2017

What's it all about it...

Twenty-four-year-old Garda Cathy Connolly might be a fearless kick-boxing champion but when she discovers a baby's bones concealed in the hem of a wedding dress, the case becomes personal.

For artist Zoe Grant, the bones are another mysterious twist in her mother's disappearance. Then her grandmother, head of the Grant Valentine department store empire is found dead, and a trail of secrets is uncovered that threatens to shake a dynasty.

In a story that moves from London's East End to the Las Vegas mafia, one thing is certain - for Cat, life will never be the same again.

What did I think about it...

This is the start of a new psychological crime series which introduces us to the world of Garda Cathy Connolly and, in this first novel, to the discovery of a set of baby's bones which opens up a complicated police investigation, not just into the reason why the bones had been hidden in the hemof a wedding dress, but also of the repercussions which affect those who are drawn into the investigation.

From the start I really liked Cathy Connolly, she's tough and feisty and yet, the predicament in which she finds herself in adds a very human edge to her involvement in the story. There is much to take in as the police investigation is complex and flits between people and places. However, the overall effect is that of a tightly knitted psychological drama with lots of twists and turns and, by the conclusion, all the pieces of the puzzle come together in a really exciting way.

As with any new series there is an element of getting to know the major characters and I am sure that as the series progresses we will come to know more about their individual personalities and discover their quirky traits.

Best Read With...Salty chips and a can of diet coke...

About the Author

Sam  Blake
Sam Blake is a pseudonym for Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin,the founder of The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and the hugely popular national writing resource website Writing.ie. She is Ireland's leading literary scout who has assisted many award winning and bestselling authors to publication. 

Find out more about the author on her website by clicking here 

Follow on Twitter @samblakebooks  #LittleBones

Thanks to Emma at Twenty7 (Bonnier Zaffre) for my copy of this book


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