AN EARLY GRAVE
Size: 5x8 in
Publisher: The Book Folks
A spell-binding mystery, packed with suspense...
During the investigation into the death of a woman on a Liverpool housing estate, DI Tara Grogan encounters Callum, a local recluse who claims to have information.
But he won’t help her unless she, in turn, helps him find out the truth about the suspicious death of his wife and child.
Tara is ready to dismiss his outlandish theories and ravings, until she discovers that, like her, he was a student at Latimer College, Oxford. A place which she has very much buried in the past.
Desperate to move forward in her case and curiosity piqued, Tara accepts, but as she delves deeper into the man’s past, it becomes obvious he hasn’t been honest with her.
And when another death is linked to Callum, Tara is confronted by the danger that her own demons have led her to trust the wrong person again.
AN EARLY GRAVE is the first book in a crime series by Robert McCracken.
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This is the first book by Robert McCracken that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Initially I got a bit frustrated with Callum, he really has become a closed book since the death of his wife and child. A death that he is convinced was murder. He’s let himself go and literally doesn’t care about anything other than his little dog and the need to find his wife and child’s killer but he needs help. This is where Tara comes in. When she is called into the area to investigate the death of a young sex worker, who’s body has been discovered in a house opposite to where Callum lives. Tara feels that Callum knows more than he’s letting on as he drip feeds her titbits of information but only in return for him helping her.
Do they get to the bottom of who killed Callum’s family and the young girl? You’ll need to read it to find out.