Crimes Old And New
The Chosen Ones by Howard Linskey is a wonderful new (to me) retro crime series that combines good old fashioned policing with investigative journalism. I cannot wait for the subsequent books.
I thought the storyline was well thought out. It both messed with my mind and quizzed my brain. Psychological torment and religious fanaticism were the order of the day.
A copycat killer? Or one who had been dormant? You decide as the action hots up.
An unlikely pairing of journalists and detective piece together the answers to the crime. A coppers nose plus the ability to sniff out a good story stand the trio in good stead, giving a unique flavour to the novel.
The characters were well drawn, eliciting a variety of responses from me.
The Chosen Ones would make a fabulous ITV drama and would perfectly complement Vera, that is also set in the North of England.
Roll on the next book. I am really looking forward to it.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.