This is the first in the Dr Harrison Lane series and my first introduction to Gwyn GB.
I loved the descriptions in this book they were superb – often gruesome but superb – and I felt transported to the various locations but sublimely described smells, sounds and sights.
Dr Harrison Lane is the strong, manly, mysterious type and he was an interesting character to follow. His back story is an intriguing one and the department he heads up in innovative and breaks the standard crime thriller mould.
Overall this is a satisfying and engaging read – full of new and interesting characters that I look forward to reading more about in future books.
Blurb: A MISSING BOY’S BODY FOUND IN WOODS. A SECOND BOY SNATCHED.
CAN THE PSYCHOLOGIST WITH A PAST HELP THE CHILDREN WITH NO FUTURE?
When Police find the body of a young boy they fear a Satanic connection and call in Dr Harrison Lane, Head of the Ritualistic Behavioural Crime unit. When a second boy is kidnapped, it becomes a race against time to save him. But he seems to have literally disappeared without trace. It’s down to Harrison to work out who could have taken him and where they’ve gone. The trouble is, the investigation reawakens the dark shadows in Harrison’s own past…
Preacher Boy is the first in the Dr Harrison Lane mysteries, fast-paced crime suspense novels full of murder and intrigue, with a little romance and humour included. Harrison travels all over the British Isles: from the atmospheric Cambridgeshire Fens, north to Durham and to the centre of the City of London, as he solves the crimes hiding behind folklore, superstition, religion, and ritual.