#Review: Cold Bones by David Mark @davidmarkwriter @mulhollandbooks #ColdBones #McAvoy #crimefiction
Release date - 24th January 2019
Book length - 368 pages
Publisher - Mulholland Books
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I want to thank Kerry from www.mulhollandbooks.com for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
It's the coldest winter in Hull for years. When McAvoy is told by a concerned stranger that an elderly women hasn't been seen for a few days, he goes to check on her - only to find her body encased in ice: the heating off; the windows open; the whole house frozen over. It could be a macabre accident, but when McAvoy finds a series of cryptic messages, he senses murder. Someone watched her die.
As he starts to uncover the victim's story and her connections to a lost fishing trawler, his boss Trish is half a world away, investigating a mysterious death in Iceland. Hull and Iceland have traditionally been united by fishing - but in this case, they are united by a secret concealed for half a century, and a series of brutal killings that have never been linked. Until now - when the secrets of the dead have returned to prey on the living.
Creepy, intense, and utterly absorbing, COLD BONES by David Mark has all of the hallmarks of an excellent crime fiction novel and I struggled to put it down.
What should be a straightforward call-in on an elderly resident soon becomes something a lot more sinister as McAvoy quickly realises that the old woman who froze in her bathtub was murdered, and as forensics start to paint a picture, this is a cruel and unusual crime that feels very personal. From a lost fishing trawler, unsung heroes, and a strange death in Iceland springs a darkness that knows no bounds and is determined to seek revenge on those from the past. As the bodies begin to mount up will McAvoy and his team figure out this complicated den of secrets before it is too late?
Dark and extremely compelling, this is a crime fiction story that will keep you on your toes with a main character that warms your heart and makes you believe in the goodness of the world even as he wades through the evil that is everywhere around. There is plenty of ups and downs, dead-ends and misunderstandings, but I loved how the plot kept me guessing and I cannot wait to read more from this author.
COLD BONES by David Mark is a must for crime fiction fans and I look forward to more from McAvoy and his colleagues.
David Mark spent his years as a crime reporter walking the Hull streets that would become the setting and crime scenes for the McAvoy novels. His first book, DARK WINTER was selected for the Harrogate New Blood panel and was a Richard & Judy pick. A Sunday Times bestseller, it was adapted for the stage at the Hull Truck Theatre and was a sell-out. It is back for a second run in November 2018. As well as the Aector McAvoy novels, Mark has written two ebook short stories featuring the same cast, and a historical crime novel, THE ZEALOT"S BONES - also set in Hull - under the name D.M. Mark. He now lives in Northumberland.
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