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The launch of a major new detective series from the publishers of Henning Mankell Arnaldur Indridason and Fred VargasA man is burnt alive in a suburban garden shedDI Zigic and DS Ferreira are called in from the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit to investigate the murder Their vict Loved the first few chapters of this book Unfortunately the tag line says it all Silence hides the worst crimes the investigation goes nowhere for most of the book as no one is talking The mid point of the novel drags I had to force myself to keep reading Far too many descriptions of dilapidated neighbourhoods the dreary landscape and bad bad food andor lack of food for the detectives gets old The locals do not have a shred of decency when it comes to migrants They are even intolerant of the detectives' immigrant heritage Even though the immigrants are shown in a better light other than the main detectives there are no likeable characters in this book The author has a tendency to paint the locals as all bad the migrants as the poor misfortunates At times it felt as if she were lecturing the reader rather than writing a crimemysterySurprisingly the reviews have been good for this book As a result I had high expectations and sad to say that I did not like this book enough to recommend it Too little happened and the story as a whole moved far too slowly for me It could have used a good editorHence I cannot recommend this book nor will I read any further books in this series

Read Õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free È Eva Dolan

Im is uickly identified as a migrant worker and a man several people might have had good reason to see dead A convicted arsonist and member of a far right movement has just been released from prison while witnesses claim to have seen the dead man fighting with one of the town' Police procedural and the start of a series An interesting premise about the exploitation of migrant workers from Europe Detectives Zigic and Detective Ferreira work for the under resourced Hate Crimes Unit and it's their job to hunt for the murderer of an itinerant worker The murder mystery component was strongly delivered and well plotted There were enough twists and turns and red herrings in this novel to satisfy the most jaded reader of this genreI wish there had been a touch back story on Zigic and Ferreira it was difficult to gain a true sense of their characters To my mind Ferreira was the interesting of the two volatile with a bit of a chip on her shoulder Other than that I enjoyed it and could not tell for certainty how it would end

Eva Dolan È 5 Read

S most prominent slum landlordsZigic and Ferreira know all too well the problems that come with dealing with a community that has reason than most not to trust the police but when another migrant worker is attacked tensions rapidly begin to rise as they search for their killer I really enjoyed this book Eva Dolan is accomplished author yet this a debut novelIt is a fast paced police procedural which never loses its way even when little progress is made in the investigationThe two lead detectives are part of the Hate Crimes unit that is feeling the pinch during a time of cuts; who cares about the fate of a few immigrants and casual foreign workers illegals in the UK Indeed it is a brave decision to set her story in this transient group who have no real identity and no one looking for them if they disappear It makes the task of clearing up crime that much difficult especially when the victims fear the police as much as the gang masters who exploit themAn excellent plot and an involved series of criminal characters in various illegal ventures The writting is crisp fresh and beautifully balanced The care in setting up the scenes fully absorb the readers in this murky worldI also liked the fact that it challenges you own prejudices and makes heroes of men with nothing when fear has reduced them to silent victims but can find a spark of humanity to speak out whatever the conseuences Hopefully better informed Dolan's readers will feel vocal and less likely to believe and follow right wing rhetoricI urge anyone who loves crime fiction to read this amazing debut novel and add Eva Dolan to their list of authors who can be trusted with your reading time