- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 5039 KB
- Print Length: 480 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (12 Feb. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00N4F67M8
Sunday Times bestseller Prayer for the Dead is the fifth novel in the bestselling Inspector McLean series by author James Oswald.
'The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish' The Herald
'Are you ready to be reborn?'
The search for a missing journalist is called off as a body is found at the scene of a carefully staged murder.
In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the victim has undergone a macabre ritual of purification.
Inspector Tony McLean knew the dead man, and can't shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye. The baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But it is not the only thing about this case that McLean will find beyond belief.
Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, he must track down a killer driven by the darkest compulsions, who will answer only to a higher power . . .
'Are you ready for the mysteries to be revealed?'
I only started this series at book 4. That wasn't intentional I didn't realise at the time I was reading the 4th book, so thought I'd just carry on from there.
In this book McLean is asked to investigate a missing reporter, by another reporter Jo Dalgleish. She is concerned that her colleague is missing. It turns out she has every reason to be concerned when he turns up dead.
Found in a cave.
He also has issues with Madam Rose, a fortune teller who turns up needing somewhere to stay.
I don't want to give to much of the story away, as I really don't want to spoil it for anyone who is yet to read it.
I really enjoyed this book. The way the story went was very well done.
I think had I read books 1 to 3 I may have more of McLean's background, but I don't think only starting at book 4 has done me any harm really.
McLean is a likeable character, and he's really growing on me. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in and being able to read the next book in this series. I have it waiting on my kindle to get started.