May 9, 2019

Sins of the Dead (Rhona MacLeod #13) by Lin Anderson

Hello my bookish friends,

Today I am reviewing "Sins of the Dead" a Rhona MacLeod Mystery by Lin Anderson.  In the thirteenth novel in Lin Anderson's forensic crime series, Forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod finds herself the victim of a terrifying stalker.  I am happy that I decided to dive into the Crime Thriller realm once again as I was on the edge of my seat.

Print Length: 481 pages
Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market edition (Aug. 9 2018)
Genre: Mystery/Thriller



While illegally street racing in the underground tunnels of Glasgow, four Harley-Davidson riders make a horrifying discovery: a dead man left in the darkness, hands together on his chest as if peacefully laid to rest. The cause of death is unclear, the only clues being a half glass of red wine and a partially eaten chunk of bread by his side that echo the ancient religious practice of sin-eating. Called to the scene, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is perplexed by the lack of evidence. But when another body is found near her own flat, laid out in a similar manner, she fears a forensically aware killer stalks the city and is marking the victims with their unique signature. Even more worryingly, the killer appears to be using skills they may have learned while attending her forensic science lectures at Glasgow University. There are signs that Rhona is being targeted, that the killer is playing with her and the police, drawing them into a deadly race against time, before the sin-eater's next victim is chosen… Sins of the Dead is the thrilling thirteenth book in Lin Anderson's Rhona MacLeod series.





I am a big fan of british/scottish mysteries and read some of the earlier books, when I had the chance to read an advanced copy of this book I jumped at the chance.  

The sins of the dead are all consuming . . .


While illegally street racing in the underground tunnels of Glasgow, four Harley-Davidson riders make a horrifying discovery: a dead man left in the darkness, hands together on his chest as if peacefully laid to rest. The cause of death is unclear, the only clues being a half glass of red wine and a partially eaten chunk of bread by his side that echo the ancient religious practice of sin-eating.

Called to the scene, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is perplexed by the lack of evidence. But when another body is found near her own flat, laid out in a similar manner, she fears a forensically aware killer stalks the city and is marking the victims with their unique signature. Even more worryingly, the killer appears to be using skills they may have learned while attending her forensic science lectures at Glasgow University.

There are signs that Rhona is being targeted, that the killer is playing with her and the police, drawing them into a deadly race against time, before the sin-eater’s next victim is chosen . . .

I was drawn in after just a few pages, and did not want to put this down.  Full of plot twists and police procedural and a look at the hidden history of Glasgow. This was a real page turner, gripping and edge of your seat read and I would highly recommend this book to all crime thriller readers out there.


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Lin Anderson was born in Greenock of Scottish and Irish parents. A graduate of both Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities, she has lived in many different parts of Scotland and also spent five years working in the African bush. A teacher of Mathematics and Computing, she began her writing career four years ago. Her first film, Small Love, which was broadcast on STV, was nominated for TAPS writer of the year award 2001. Her African short stories have been published in the 10th Anniversary Macallan collection and broadcast on BBC Radio Four.

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