Two victims. Nothing connects them, except that someone buried them in the exact same way.
Seven hundred years apart.
An archaeological dig at the old South Leith parish kirkyard has turned up a mysterious body dating from around seven hundred years ago. Some suspect that this gruesome discovery is a sacrifice, placed there for a specific purpose.
Then a second body is unearthed. This victim went missing only thirty years ago - but the similarities between her death and the ancient woman's suggest something even more disturbing.
Drawn into the investigation, Inspector McLean finds himself torn between a worrying trend of violent drug-related deaths and uncovering what truly connects these bodies. When a third body is discovered, and too close for comfort, he begins to suspect dark purpose at play - and that whoever put them there is far from finished.
Praise for James Oswald:
'The new Ian Rankin' Daily Record
'Creepy, gritty and gruesome' Sunday Mirror
'Crime fiction's next big thing' Sunday Telegraph
Curiouser and curiouser
A tale with all the expected twists and turns from this writer. I would still like to have the supernatural thread in these stories fleshed out more. I hope this isn’t the end of DI Tony McLean. Good plot, great characters, good storytelling. The story became quite suspenseful at the end. Worth reading.
The story needs to move on
I really love these characters and the plot lines in this series of books. However, I’m really sick of the whole Emma storyline. It’s boring and repetitive. Can’t she just have the good grace to die? The books would be so much better without her.