THE DEBUT CRIME THRILLER SERIES OF THE YEAR!
A girl thrown from a church tower, a man sacrificed to Satan, and a priest murdered at the hands of the Devil.
When the body of an old man is found lying in the ruins of St Benet’s Abbey, his throat cut, a knife resting in his open hand, DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans are given no choice but to accept a ruling of death by misadventure.
But when the body goes missing from its tomb, after a priest is found nailed to a cross, and another impaled on a stake, everything begins to point back to the murder of a teenage girl, thrown from the top of a church tower, some forty-three years before.
Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance, one that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.
David Blake is a full-time author living in North London. To date he has written fourteen books along with a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on his fifteenth, St. Benet’s, which is the follow-up to his debut crime fiction thriller, Broadland.
When not writing, David likes to spend his time mucking about in boats, often in the Norfolk Broads, where his crime fiction books are based.
The story in and of itself shows a lot of ability. I always felt that was part of the story and felt like I was linked closely to the characters.
John Tanner is a new character and I am not really used to reading about male main characters but this one was good. Very strong and I liked the way that this character interacts with others.
The religious undertones were strong and while I am not religious I did enjoy seeing just where or what was to happen.