The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of James Oswald’s gripping new Inspector McLean crime thriller Natural Causes, read by the actor Ian Hanmore.
A young girl’s mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago. For newly appointed Edinburgh Detective Inspector Tony McLean this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority - but he is haunted by the young victim and her grisly death.
Meanwhile, the city is horrified by a series of bloody killings. Deaths for which there appears to be neither rhyme nor reason, and which leave Edinburgh’s police at a loss. McLean is convinced that these deaths are somehow connected to the terrible ceremonial killing of the girl, all those years ago. It is an irrational, almost supernatural theory. And one which will lead McLean closer to the heart of a terrifying and ancient evil…
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Not a bad read. Bit 'samey' to other crime thrillers I've read but with a slight 'occult' twist. This thread was lightly touched on at the beginning and culminates in being a large proportion of the end. It just was missed in the middle section of the book. Missed opportunities with some character development but still managed to keeps interest to a degree. A bit of a twist at the end but for those who are keen to 'spot the plot' was easily spied. A few errors in the writing such as the main character narrating 'I couldn't let her know what he was arrested for...' To finish the dialogue with 'he's been arrested for burglary'. Bit daft! This author may develop with time this is the only audio book available so would buy another for an easy read, but nothing more.