Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Mike Craven

This is a debut novel that crackles with good writing. 

Born in a Burial Gown

This book was shortlisted for a Golden Dagger award. No wonder!

My review -

This is Mike Craven’s debut novel, I believe, though you wouldn’t guess. It’s a well-rounded story with DI Avison Fluke returning to work after serious cancer treatment. We see his working relationships and the link he has forged with his oncologist and these sum up for us the man he is, and why he’s so good at his job. A note in a site office alerts them to a body on a building site. The unravelling of the clues is well done and the pace kept me reading. An enjoyable lead character and a good plot make this book fly.

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