The Calling of the Grave
by Simon Beckett
THE bleak tale begins eight years ago when forensic pathologist Dr David Hunter is helping police search for the bodies of three young victims of serial killer James Monk, believed to be buried on Dartmoor. To further assist in the search, Monk is brought out of prison but an attempted escape turns the scene into chaos and they return empty handed.
Fast forward eight years to the present day.
Dr Hunter learns Monk has escaped from prison and receives a phone call from one of the original members of the search team.
It seems those who carried out the original search for the bodies appear to be in danger, and Hunter finds himself immersed in a case that was long buried and forgotten.
This book is a good read for those who enjoy the crime genre.
There are a few twists and turns along the way.
I enjoyed this book, having never read any of Beckett’s other work, but I’ve since discovered this is actually the fourth novel in a series featuring Dr David Hunter. It’s definitely a tale that can also stand on its own.