Time for the Dead - Rhona MacLeod (Paperback)Lin Anderson (author)
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Lin Anderson returns with another brilliant thriller featuring the formidable forensic scientist Rhoda McLeod. When McLeod returns to her roots on the idyllic Isle of Skye, a disfigured body is found at the base of a cliff. Then a group of Afghan army medics staying on the island suddenly disappears, and McLeod’s investigations lead her deeper into the horrifying truth behind the brutal murder shocking the island community.
Longlisted for the The McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2020
Time for the Dead is a gripping crime novel by Lin Anderson and sees forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod investigate a brutal series of killings on Scotland's Isle of Skye.
When forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod returns to her roots on Scotland's Isle of Skye, a chance encounter in the woods behind a nearby activities centre leads her to what seems to be a crime scene, but without a victim. Could this be linked to a group of army medics, who visited the centre while on leave from Afghanistan and can no longer be located on the island?
Enlisting the help of local tracker dog Blaze, Rhona starts searching for a connection.
Two days later a body is found at the base of the famous cliff known as Kilt Rock, face and identity obliterated by the fall, which leads Rhona to suspect the missing medics may be on the island for reasons other than relaxation. Furthermore, elements of the case suggests a link with an ongoing operation in Glasgow, which draws DS Michael McNab into the investigation.
As the island's unforgiving conditions close in, Rhona must find out what really happened to the group in Afghanistan, as the consequences may be being played out in brutal killings on Skye . . .
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 344 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 28 mm
'Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod has become one of the most satisfying characters in modern crime fiction - honourable, inquisitive and yet plagued by doubts and, sometimes, fears ... As ever, the landscape is stunningly evoked and MacLeod's decency and humanity shine through on every page' - The Daily Mail
'The best Scottish crime series since Rebus' - The Daily Record
'The bleak landscape is beautifully described, giving this popular series a new lease of life' - The Sunday Times
'Lin Anderson is one of Scotland's national treasures - don't be fooled by comparisons, her writing is unique, bringing warmth and depth to even the seediest parts of Glasgow. Lin's Rhona MacLeod is a complex and compelling heroine who just gets better with every outing' - Stuart MacBride
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“Another Class thriller from Lin Anderson”
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“Excellent Again !”
Another great book from Lin Anderson. As part of the Dr Rhona MacLeod series of novels, this book did not fail to please.
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