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A decade-old body exposed by a heat wave drives the explosive final chapter in the Enzo Files
THE GIRL IN THE LAKE
In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heatwave, a drought exposed her remains.
THE MAN ON THE CASE
No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case - the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve.
THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET
Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie's murder, he opens a Pandora's box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.
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Set in France in 2011, May's excellent sixth and final mystery featuring forensic expert Enzo Macleod (after 2011's Blowback) finds Enzo looking into another cold case, the strangulation of 20-year-old Lucie Martin, who went for a walk on the estate of her well-to-do parents one day in 1989 and never returned. That night, her parents found a letter in her room from R gis Blanc, a recently released convict whom she was helping readjust to society at a charity in Bordeaux. Blanc was revealed soon after to be a serial killer, but no evidence ever linked him to Lucie's murder. Enzo sets out from Paris for Bordeaux, where he picks up the thin trail of clues at the Martin family home. As time passes, the investigation spins out into a web that enmeshes members of Enzo's family, all distinctive characters. May expertly plants nicely misleading red herrings; every time the reader thinks the plot will fall into predictability, the ground shifts and the direction changes. The end comes as a satisfying surprise, built as it is on clues that were subtly in place all along.
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Fantastic novel. A great climax to this series of novels. As the critics say "I could not put the novel down" I hope we have not seen the last of Enzo Macleod.
Where should I start....?
Love the premise of the book
Love the settings i.e. Toulouse,Cahors and Paris
Really enjoyed the is it? isn't it ?... relationship between Enzo and Charlotte that runs through the series
Enzo is in my view a well written,a deep layered character certainly more so than some of the female characters
What I dislike ....
When talking about Aquitaine the author states that it,along with other areas was owned by the English....!!
William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066 ,
He was from Normandy
His nobles took over the Saxon lands and Irish lands
Those nobles owned vast tracts of land in France
Therefore Aquitaine ,Gascony Normandy and the lands surrounding were actually owned by the Angevins ( a Norman bloodline)
And yet the Author lays the blame at the feet of the Englishand there greed
His antipathy to the English shines through every book in the series , in some subtle digs and some not so subtle. He allays his Scottish self on the French side ,because as we all know France is the Auld Enemy to England ..... as is Scotland...?
And they are both allies against us. ? Or so he would have us believe .
We have so much strife in this world, people's against people's so why in the world do we perpetuate an old enmity ...let it go..!!!
Loved this whole series of books, so well written through every twist and turn. Brilliant!