Dead & Buried by Helen H. Durrant
Dead & Buried is the fifth book Calladine and Bayless series, and I was really impressed by how quickly I was able to sink into the story, despite having not read the first four books in the series. Great characters and a fantastic plot combined to create a gripping story, fast paced and impossible to put down.
The plot moved swiftly and played out so smoothly that I read most of it in one afternoon. I enjoyed watching how the investigation moved seamlessly, connecting all the deaths to a single event 40 years in the past.
What I really enjoyed about the book is that the murder was the focus of the book. While there are obviously back stories to the characters, it’s detailed efficiently enough to make things clear, without distracting the reader from the plot. I really appreciated that, it rounds out the characters with enough detail to give them dimension without being too much filler.
Overall, an outstanding police procedural and very much recommended to Brit Crime fans.
Thank you to Joffe Books and NetGalley for an advanced copy to read in exchange for an honest review.
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