Monday 4 September 2023

πŸ“– Book Review ~ The Wild Coast by Lin Anderson


3 August 2023

Rhona McLeod #17

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book

A remote shoreline. A lethal killer.

The height of summer in Scotland. Small west-coast campsites are the go-to for wild campers and campervans. Remote, loch or beach-side, most occupy a field on a highland croft.

No CCTV. Small overnight fee paid for in cash. Friendly and ideal if you long for solitude, beauty and safety.

Until a lone camper disappears. Then another. It appears that a killer has found the perfect way to operate. Remote, unnoted and lethal.

Meanwhile in Glasgow , Police Scotland is facing allegations of sexual assault by its male officers. Young women from all walks of life have come forward to reveal the names of their police attackers. In that list is one DS Michael McNab.

Did McNab overstep the mark, or is the accusation against him a way of putting him
out of action forever?

πŸ“– My Review..

I've followed this excellent crime series for several years and it is always with great excitement that I start a new book. The Wild Coast is now the seventeenth book in the Rhona McLeod series and is every bit as good as the previous sixteen books which make up this fascinating crime series.

In The Wild Coast we are quickly immersed in a story which has all the trademarks of this author's fine attention to detail.  The intricate descriptions of crime scenes which she does so very well are brought to life by Rhonda McLeod's whose own meticulous attention to detail, and her assistant, Chrissy's, bubbly personality, help to bring such charm to what are, often, quite darkly complex crime stories. In this story Rhona McLeod is called to investigate the discovery of a body on the coast at Arisaig which has been discovered inadvertently during a different investigation. 

With tanalising clues left at the scene of crime but with no real investigative leads, there are far reaching effects not just on the community but also within a lager police investigation into why young women are going missing and of their connection to other ongoing criminal activity. As always the myriad strands of a complex crime investigation get pulled ever tighter and with Rhona and Chrissy working hard to discover forensic evidence so DS McNab and DS Clarke are also facing their own challenges especially Michael McNab who always seems to find trouble waiting for him.

I raced through The Wild Coast, eager to read on and yet reluctant to finish as I know it will be a while before the next book is released. Looking forward to book number eighteen...😊

About the Author

Lin Anderson is best known as the creator of the forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod series of crime thriller novels, and for her part in founding the annual 'Bloody Scotland' crime writing festival.

Twitter @Lin_Anderson  #TheWildCoast


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