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Book Review – See Them Run (Detective Clare Mackay #1) ~ Marion Todd

Hey guys,

 

I come to you to recommend a brand new Detective series. When I picked this book up after reading the premise featuring a brand new detective series, I had 5 books open and I was missing several deadlines. Yet, I cancelled all my plans to read this book and completed it in a day! Scroll down to read the plot that intrigued me and my thoughts on the book. Happy reading!😊😍


About the Book:

In a famous Scottish town, someone is bent on murder – but why?

On the night of a wedding celebration, one guest meets a grisly end when he’s killed in a hit-and-run. A card bearing the number ‘5’ has been placed on the victim’s chest. DI Clare Mackay, who recently moved from Glasgow to join the St Andrews force, leads the investigation. The following night another victim is struck down and a number ‘4’ card is at the scene. Clare and her team realise they’re against the clock to find a killer stalking the streets of the picturesque Scottish town and bent on carrying out three more murders.

To prevent further deaths, the police have to uncover the link between the victims. But those involved have a lot more at stake than first meets the eye. If Clare wants to solve the case she must face her own past and discover the deepest secrets of the victims – and the killer.


Swathi’s Thoughts:

The story begins with an accident, a hit and run which will later be discovered as a targeted kill when a white card with the number ‘1’ is found on the victim. In the picturesque small Scottish town of St Andrews, it’s all quiet until the accident strikes and disturbs the local. Detective Inspector Clare Mackay heads the investigation with her squad – Sergeant Jim, Detectives Chris and Sara of Police Scotland. Clare is new to town from Glasgow. She’s quick-witted, and doesn’t hesitates to make decisions on scene to coordinate her team in search of the killer. As soon as the investigation begins, there’s another accident reported and there’s another card found on the scene with number 4 on the victim. Clare begins to contemplate the similarities between the investigations as she builds up pace and races in search of new links and evidences. Will it be too late before another murder strikes? Will Clare be able to stop the increasing body count? The clock is ticking and Clare has to face the pressure from her new DCI to continue her investigation.

I’m so glad I stumbled upon this book. It’s quick paced with short chapters and the crisp writing is just enough to keep me hooked. The police investigation led by Clare is definitely as treat for Crime thriller lovers, as the procedurals are meticulous and the story moves with a consistent pace. Certainly loved the picturesque town of St Andrews described by the skillful words chosen by Marion Todd. I can’t wait to read more adventures featuring DI Mackay and her bright little squad.

I volunteered to read See Them Run and highly recommend the book to all crime thriller fans who would devour an atmospheric, up-tempo thriller to binge read in a day or two! Many thanks to the publisher for the well-edited review copy. All opinions are solely mine and no way biased.


Meet the Author:

A native of Dundee, Marion studied music with the Open University and worked for many years as a piano teacher and jobbing accompanist. A spell as a hotel lounge pianist provided rich fodder for her writing and she began experimenting with a variety of genres. Early success saw her winning first prize in the Family Circle Magazine short story for children national competition and she followed this up by writing short stories and articles for her local newspaper.

Now a full-time writer, Marion lives in North-east Fife, overlooking the River Tay. Her debut crime novel, the first in the DI Clare Mackay series, will be published by Canelo in October 2019.

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