Broken Ground, Val McDermid

Broken Ground opening line: The slap of spades in dense peat was an unmistakable sounds.

Broken Ground

My blurb:

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?

Broken Ground

‘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…

My verdict:

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.

Publishing information:

ISBN 9781408709368

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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Rating: 5.0/5. From 2 votes.
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8 thoughts on “Broken Ground, Val McDermid

  1. I’ve started two books but have trouble finishing them. When do you tend to read Tandy? I can never find the time. When I start reading before bed I fall asleep.

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    1. I read before bedtime with the same result 😂 but I try and finish a book on a Sunday if possible as I can read during the day.

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  2. Tandy, as a good crime mystery is hard to put down and we also traveled Scotland makes thiss a must read. Just checked online and our Bokus (Swedish online book seller) and they have it in paperback in stock. Thanks for the review.

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    1. Enjoy. If you’ve been to Scotland you will really be able to relate.

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  3. An interesting book.. love crime..

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    1. This was a good read.

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  4. A fabulous review, Tandy.

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    1. Thank you Robbie

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