Broken Ground opening line: The slap of spades in dense peat was an unmistakable sounds.
DCI Karen Pirie has a new boss. One who is determined to thwart her efforts in the Historical Crimes Unit. Karen is dealing with an old case of violent rape that put a victim into a wheelchair. She has now died and Karen feels she can make a case of death for the fiscal. Then a body turns up in a peat bog buried with two motorbikes from World War Two. Another case for Karen that is coupled with a possible new love interest. Can Karen solve all the cases she is dealing with and prevent a crime she overhears being played out?
‘Somebody has been here before us. And he’s still here…’
When a body is discovered in the remote depths of the Highlands, DCI Karen Pirie finds herself in the right place at the right time. Unearthed with someone’s long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past – until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems.
It’s not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however – a shocking crime she thought she’d already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own…
I love Scotland and this meant I really enjoyed the book. It is so much easier to read a novel when you can picture where it takes place. A great, easy read.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime January 27:
- 2017 – Cape Seed Loaf
- 2016 – Benguela On Main
- 2014 – Baumkuchen
- 2012 – Garlic