Sunday 9 November 2014

The Night Hunter by Caro Ramsay

The Night Hunter: An Anderson & Costello Police Procedural Set in ScotlandThe Night Hunter: An Anderson & Costello Police Procedural Set in Scotland by Caro Ramsay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Missing girl story set in the picturesque hills above Loch Lomond and that's about as nice as it gets. Elvira McCulloch has taken a year out of her medical degree due to her sister Sophie having gone missing. Determined to find her, she teams up with a scruffy retired detective Billy Hopkirk. What a team they make, Billy the scruffy slob and Elvira the proverbial minger. It all kicks off when "Elvie" heads off up to the hills to her job as a nanny for a local wealthy business man and a naked body appears from nowhere. The author builds the tension throughout but minimises the clues you need to unravel the mystery. As it the tension reaches the point where you need to know or you will stop reading, it goes up a few gears and an ultra exciting ending is revealed. One of the best stories this year and would have got 5 stars had the author not used the first person style. For Anderson and Costello fans they are hardly in the book to merit a mention.

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