Book: Broken Ground (Val McDermid)

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Broken Ground

Val McDermid

Little, Brown

August 23rd, 2018

 

A couple have a treasure map from a deceased relative, but when they go to dig up the goods, they find a little bit more than what they bargained for–a body. Meanwhile, when a forensic investigator comes in to check it out she sees that it’s within the time remit of an old friend in cold cases–Karen Pirie.

Number five in the Karen Pirie series, we get to see as a few cases unfold, and Karen is still mixed up in some internal politics. She’s still dealing with the fallout of the death of her partner, but when one of the witnesses turns out to be a sweet, gorgeous Scot, that part of her life might be healing, too.

McDermid knows how to unravel a good crime tale bit by bit, giving us enough time to savor every bit. She’s an excellent writer, and I’ve loved Karen Pirie almost as much as the messed up Tony Hill. I look forward to more in this series.

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JL Jamieson is a strange book nerd who writes technical documents by day, and book news, reviews, and other assorted opinions for you by night. She is working on her own fiction, and spends time making jewelry to sell at local conventions, as well as stalking the social media accounts of all your favorite writers.

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