Dead Men’s Bones, James Oswald

Dead Men’s Bones opening line: The pain is everywhere.

Dead Men's Bones

My blurb:

This is the 4th book in the Inspector McLean books, and follows on from The Hangman’s Song. Tony McLean is back at work, and investigating two seemingly unrelated incidents. On one hand he must try and discover how a very tattooed man ended up dead, naked and in the water, and on the other hand he is tasked to unearth why a man killed his family and then committed suicide. At the same time, his trusted colleague comes down with an illness for no apparent reason. It is only Emma’s postcards, and the cats that keep him grounded and safe.

Dead Men’s Bones

Morag Weatherly and her two young daughters have been shot by husband Andrew, an influential politician, before he turned the gun on himself.

But what would cause a rich, successful man to snap so suddenly?

For Inspector Tony McLean, this apparently simple but high-profile case leads him into a world of power and privilege. And the deeper he digs, the more he realises he’s being manipulated by shadowy factions.

Under pressure to wrap up the case, McLean instead seeks to uncover layers of truth – putting the lives of everyone he cares about at risk . . .

My verdict:

I really enjoy James Oswald’s way with words and this book was another great read. Now I need to read the first lot in this series, and look out for future novels. I can highly recommend this book.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781405917094
Format Paperback
Published July 2014

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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