This is an interesting one, had a bit of an ‘old school cop’ vibe to it from DI Watts character and I wasn’t sure about him to start with but I definitely liked him by the end.
I liked the structure of this book, it felt really well thought out and the connections between the police teams, the pathologist and other characters felt really well established.
The overarching story line was good too, oh my god poor Will Traynor right? A J Cross has done a great job with capturing his turmoil and understandably fixated mindset.
Least liked character? Ahhh there were so many to dislike… wine shop guy though wins that prize.
Favourite character? Judd by a country mile, absolutely loved her.
It says this is Will Traynor book 1 and I very much look forward to reading the next in the series.
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Book Blurb: A fresh case lays bare old bones for DI Watt’s team
When a young woman’s body is discovered on a popular jogging trail in Birmingham, Detective Inspector Bernard Watts and his team are plunged into a disturbing murder investigation. Not only has the woman been violently stabbed – her head is missing.
When a close examination of the crime scene results in a shocking discovery linking the present murder to a past crime, criminologist Will Traynor is brought in to assist the police. Aware of Traynor’s troubled past, Watts is sceptical that Will can contribute anything useful to the investigation.
He’s about to be proved very wrong . . .