You may have noticed I’ve been MIA for a while. I’ve been struggling with nerve pain for a while but I recently had an operation to hopefully fix things. It’s early days but after 3 weeks of just sitting around I feel it’s time to start catching up with reviews.
First up being Bury The Bodies by Keith Nixon, book 4 in the Solomon Gray a crime thriller series.
Here’s the blurb –
Genre – Crime Thriller
Page Length – 297
My Rating – 5/5 Stars
A missing son, a web of lies, a murder covered up.
Detective Inspector Solomon Gray is getting closer to finding his son, missing now for over a decade. He’s on the trail of a bent cop, Lewis Strang, who appears connected to the disappearance, all those years ago. But Strang is untouchable, a star of the Metropolitan police force. Once more, Gray must blur the line between right and wrong.
When the body of a young black man turns up on a Margate back street it seems to be yet another drug related crime. Margate is currently the focus of a special operation, codenamed Pivot, to take down local suppliers. But Gray discovers there’s more to the case than initially meets the eye.
And Gray has his own problems to deal with. First there’s the public investigation into the death of Gray’s ex-boss, DCI Jeff Carslake and then Gray’s estranged daughter, Hope, turns up on his doorstep – she’s pregnant and left the child’s father.
As Gray investigates he discovers the truth about Tom and who took him. A truth that is even more shocking than Gray ever expected…
The rest of the series is a must read! Check out my reviews for the series below –
If you’ve yet to read the books above my review will be a bit of a spoiler I’m afraid 🙂
We are back with Detective Inspector Solomon Gray, past events still play heavily on Sol’s mind as an inquest is held into the death of Jeff Carslake, one time friend and superior. He was there at the end..he could have done something…after learning the truth Jeff was no longer a friend…
As usual the author seamlessly mixes a personal tale and a police case, both of which are utterly engrossing..so much so you get sucked in and for me it was a very easy book to demolish since I found it too hard to put down.
While Sol is trying to process his friends betrayal a murder of a young man occurs..This young man isn’t as innocent as he seems when links to drugs are found..but who murdered him a why?
As the murder case deepens Sol is also dealing with personal issues, his daughter turns up unannounced and there’s also a new love interest in his life. This makes it hard for him as he doesn’t know who he can trust and he’s scared to lose those he cares for.
The great thing about this book for the readers is we get a lot of closure as the author wraps up the disappearance of Sol’s son Tom, how he comes to get the information he needs will no doubt stay with Sol forever. The last few chapters had me on the edge of my sofa!
It’s another riveting read from an author I always have high expectations of..and he never fails to deliver.
The Solomon Gray series is more than just another crime novel. It’s about a father searching for the truth..with the answers being closer to home than he would have thought. I challenge any one to try this series and not get hooked.
One thing I really like is short, sharp, informative chapters that grip you and keep you reading, which Nixon gives you in bucket fulls. Along with this you get a mind boggingly brilliant plot that will stick with you.
I’ve been trying to think of anything I didn’t like about this book and there’s only one thing that comes to mind..it had to end. I’m not sure if we will see Sol again but if we don’t, his will be a journey I won’t forget and will happily reread.