The Thinking Man’s Crime
Maidens Of The Cave by Lloyd Devereux Richards is an absolutely marvellous contemporary crime suspense that had me glued and guessing from the start.
The plotline is intricate, well thought out and executed. It is definitely a thinking man’s novel. There is no time to sit back and relax as the reader is immediately plunged into the action. We know the nickname of the perpetrator from the start but we do not know who it is.
We see that our upbringing shapes the adults we become – for good or evil.
The leading lady is well drawn, likable and realistic. She is tenacious in her search for the truth, preferring to go against her boss rather than have a death on her conscience.
This is a book with heightened tension throughout as the reader fears for the safety of the characters. I read with baited breath and rapidly rising heartbeat!
Lloyd Devereux Richards draws the reader in from the start. We care about the victims and the leading lady as we fear for the safety of the innocent – although some are not always as innocent as we thought.
Maidens Of The Cave was a thrilling read that I just could not put down and read in just two sittings. It would make a fabulous television series.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.