Published by Avon
Meet PC Donal Lynch.
Irish runaway. Insomniac. Functioning alcoholic.
Donal is new to working the beat in London, trying his
best to forget that night. After all, there aren’t many police
officers who can say they have a convicted murderer
for an ex-girlfriend.
So when a woman is murdered on his patch, Donal throws
himself into the case. As the first person on the scene,
Donal can’t forget the horrific sight that faced him – and
he knows this case can’t go unsolved. But how do you
solve a case with no lead suspect and no evidence?
As his past catches up with him, Donal is forced to confront
his demons and the girl he left behind. But what will crack
first, the case or Donal?
Chilling, brutal, addictive – if you like Tim Weaver and James Oswald, you will LOVE James Nally.
I’m very pleased to be the second stop on James Nally’s blog tour for ‘Alone with the Dead’ and also equally pleased to report that it’s two thumbs up from me for this new crime fiction author and his new cop on the block.
A great mix of police procedural, backtracking to a past that has and continues to haunt its central character and the feeling that this is simply the beginning of something great.
I must confess that initially I though the supernatural elements within the book were going to get bigger and risk swamping the crime sections and potentially change the feel of the book. This wasn’t the case, I’m pleased to say in this instance, as it leads me to think that what the author has done is laid down suitable ground-work here for the continuation of PC Donal Lynch’s future story arc, both in terms of his troubles with the dead and the troubles within his own past in books to come.
The theme of a cop haunted by the ghosts of crimes yet to be solved is, of course, not something completely new, but this is a refreshing and interesting spin on that idea along with clear medical and psychological reasons as to why Lynch might have the ‘gift’ he seems to have.
And, like PC Lynch, I also got to the end of the book with more than one glass of nice Shiraz – but it wasn’t until after the first glass that I discovered it was the cop’s drink of choice – spooky!
Don’t forget to check the other stops on the blog tour for Alone with the Dead:
And you can get haunted too, by grabbing a copy through amazon HERE.