Monday, September 7, 2009
WHISPERS OF THE DEAD
TITLE: WHISPERS OF THE DEAD
AUTHOR: SIMON BECKETT
Details: no. 3 David Hunter Mystery
Still recuperating from the violent attempt on his life in the last book, forensics expert David Hunter has left England for Tennessee. Here, at the place called The Body Farm, where he learned his profession, David hopes to discover if this is still what he wants to do. So when his old mentor Tom Lieberman, invites him to take part in an investigation, it only seems natural to say yes.
The crime scene they're asked to investigate though doesn't make any sense as far as either the time or the cause of death is concerned. And as more bodies are being found it becomes clear that they are dealing with a murderer with extensive forensic knowledge. A murderer who is playing games with them, and who is choosing his victims ever closer to those involved in the investigation. This murderer with his unknown motivation may well end up getting away with his crimes, leaving a trail of devastation in his wake.
A good murderer with the murderer well hidden in the cast of characters, leading to a nice twist in the end. And I really appreciated the fact that one particular thing didn't actually happen.