Hand For a Hand by Frank Muir - Recommended by Fiona Purnell
There’s no shortage of crime thrillers around these days, but there’s not many that you’ll find set in St Andrews.
This is the second in the series of Muir’s books featuring DCI Andy Gilchrist.
At a crime scene he finds an amputated hand clutching a note addressed to him containing just one word - MURDER. More single word clues are found along with amputated body parts and the murderer’s message becomes clear.
He must do what he can to find the killer and save someone close to him.
Once this book got going it was a page turner and I had to continue reading.
The plot is well constructed and keeps you guessing right up until the end, although some may find parts predictable.
Muir builds up a good description of the characters, particularly Gilchrist who by the end of the book you feel you know him well.
I’ll definitely be reading more in the Gilchrist series to find out how he fares in other investigations. A nice change from usual detective series.