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From the Shadows review  PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Hlands Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy stands by the victim in this starkly beautiful and remote landscape Instinct tells her the case won’t begin and end with this one deathMeanwhile Inverness based social worker Michael Bach is worried about one of his clients whose last correspondence was a single ambiguous text message; Nichol Morgan has been. Mediocre police procedural debut set in the Highlands unoriginal with a poor man s Vera investigatingFrom The Shadows is a solid police procedural debut set in the scenic surroundings of the Scottish Highlands and introduces forty four year old single mother DI Monica Kennedy as the series lead Recently returned to her birthplace of Inverness with her four year old daughter Lucy in order to be closer to her ever reliable mother Angela Monica has eighteen years experience of investigating serious crimesWhen the body of a sixteen year old boy is discovered posed mutilated and with no obvious cause of death amidst the coastal wilderness of the Highlands DI Monica Kennedy is tasked with investigating and feels the prickle of unease that there is a deeper significance to the killers actions As Monica attempts to identify the corpse she meets dedicated Inverness based social worker Michael Bach as he endeavours to track down his seventeen year old client Nichol Morgan after failing to make contact for seven days Wracked with guilt that he has let Nichol down after missing a meeting and with the disappearance of someone who is technically classed as an adult a low priority Bach soon endeavours to do his own digging When the victims body is identified as that of sixteen year old local boy Robert Wright and his father tells the police raises the suggestion that his boy made it home the precious night it begins to raise suspicions that I could have been abducted from his own house After the autopsy reveals the presence of a mysterious black rock lodged in the victim s throat it echoes with Michael Bach s reports of his client Nichol Morgan also clutching a black rock the last few times they met and gut instinct tells Monica that there could be deaths to come and she takes the maverick decision to hand Nichol s laptop over to Bach and try to head off any potential risk to his clientWithin days however a second boy is reported missing from his home and his body is discovered shortly after having been murdered in the exact same circumstances as Robert and with the black rock again present As both strands of the investigation lead Monica and Bach into darker territory Monica finds herself reunited with an old adversary and Bach stumbles across the disappearances of other teenage boys with possibly undiscovered links to the recently discovered corpses In truth Bach does the bulk of the investigative work and his discoveries overwhelmingly assist Monica Despite the plot feeling fairly far fetched there are the reuisite number of twists and surprises to hold the reader s attention and also inject tensionThe narrative is predominantly made up of Monica and Michael Bach s points of view with both of their efforts adding to the impetus of the story Occasional excerpts entitled The Watcher convey the point of view of the arrogant predator behind the murders and do little to expand on his motivation As a series lead I was pretty disappointed by DI Monica Kennedy who I felt little connection with and aside from her height and tight boots I felt her character was abysmally underdeveloped In all honesty she seemed a pale imitation of DI Vera Stanhope with the familiar hang up of every fictional female detective who is also a mother of being overly committed to her job Monica takes her police priorities very seriously and poor Lucy barely gets a look in but I was unconvinced of her powers of deduction as she moved through a number of prime suspects before eventually arriving at the guilty party Aside from her appearance I didn t really get any sense of the women behind the detective persona and although there are hints to her childhood familiarity with a crew of wrong uns after her upbringing on a rough estate it is never fleshed outAlthough the team of detectives are headed up by Monica there is minimal development of her team including new partner DC Connor Crawford DC Ben Fisher Detective Superintendent Fred Hately and criminal psychologist Dr Hamish Lees Aside from the slimy Lees her fellow officers are eminently forgettable and pretty bland and only a menacing sex offender and a loner gamekeeper as suspects add interest As a reader who enjoys police procedural I have to say that much of From The Shadows felt somewhat derivative from the lumbering detective plagued with guilt about putting her job ahead of her daughter to the supercilious criminal psychologist designed to undermine her and her unsurprising decision to go rogue and team up with social worker Michael Bach Urged on by the memory of his younger brother Joseph disappearing in childhood that plagues his life Bach is well intentioned and darkly mysterious with potential for explorationOverall a middling debut that is unlikely to linger in the mind with a protagonist whom is less than fascinating Despite being a mildly entertaining read I was also unconvinced by the convoluted rationale behind the killers motive and bizarre MO and found the denouement anti climatic and somewhat confusing I would read in the series but on the strength of this debut I am unlikely to actively seek the books out Although the brooding backdrop of the landscape undoubtedly added a ominous feel to the whole story the plot really did become increasingly far fetched and I felt From The Shadows was short on thrills with an unsatisfactory resolutionWith thanks to Readers First who provided me with a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion

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From the Shadows review  PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Missing for seven daysAs Monica is faced with catching a murderer who has been meticulously watching and waiting Michael keeps searching for Nichol desperate to find him before the killer claims another victim From the Shadows introduces DI Monica Kennedy an unforgettable new series lead perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves' Vera Susie Steiner and Peter M. From the Shadows is a DI Monica Kennedy novel a new Scottish crime series from debut author GR HallidaySixteen year old Robert arrives home late Without a word to his dad he goes up to his bedroom Robert is never seen alive again A body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Highlands Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy stands by the victim in the beautiful and remote landscape Instinct tells her the case won t begin and end with this one death Meanwhile Inverness based social worker Michael Bach is worried about one of his clients Nichol Morgan who has been missing for seven days As Monica is faced with catching a murderer who has been meticulously watching and waiting Michael keeps searching for Nichol desperate to find him before the killer claims another victimAs debut police procedurals go this isn t a bad first time effort I love crime thrillers set in Scotland especially the Highlands and knowing the places mentioned in the story intimately I did feel a connection to the location of the story and appreciated the raw beauty of the atmospheric descriptions Although I would have a appreciated a little positivity towards the Highland weather which can be unforgiven but can also be uite stunning It is does have uite gruesome descriptions at times so if easily offended this may not be for you but I thought it added to the story and as I do like my serial killers to be as twisted as they come I was very content with the violent content in the book All in all a decent crime thriller my only niggle was the constant reference to Monica s height I m sure it s not unusual to have tall women in the police force and I couldn t help picturing some totally freakish woman with very large feet I would read in this series should it be followed up and would hope Michael Bach returned to the story too I thought he made a great character and worked well as a partnership with Monica I would happily recommend this book4 stars

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From the Shadows review  PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A stunning atmospheric police procedural set against the grit of Inverness and the raw beauty of the Scottish Highlands this is the first book in the DI Monica Kennedy seriesSixteen year old Robert arrives home late Without a word to his dad he goes up to his bedroom Robert is never seen alive againA body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Hig. Monica Kennedy 1Thenstory is set in Inverness Scotland Young teenage boys are either missing or they have been found dead DI Monica Kennedyniz in charge of the investigation Social worker Michael Bach is also looking for a missing boy Monica is also a single mother They ve just moved back to her roots and she s trying to make an impression This book held my attention all the way through It s uite graphic in its descriptions of the violence that takes place The descriptions of the scenery and the weather were spot on This is a dark and gripping read I liked the main characters and I hope that Michael will feature in books as the series progresses My only criticism is the constant reminders of how tall Monica is A great start to a new police procedural series I m looking forward to reading the next book I do recommend this book I would like to thank NetGalley Random House UK Vintage Publishing and the author GR Halliday for my ARC in exchange for an honest review


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    EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday G.R. Halliday Æ 0 review read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ G.R. Halliday GR Halliday's debut is a welcome addition to the Scottish Noir crime fiction genre with its melancholic and morose atmosphere that hangs heavy throughout set in the Scottish Highlands and Inverness 16 year old Robert Wright disappears from his home only for his mutilated tortured body with a stone thrust deep down his thr

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday read From the Shadows My review for this has disappeared from GoodreadsGR Halliday's debut is a welcome addition to the Scottish Noir crime fiction genre with its melancholic and morose atmosphere that hangs heavy throughout set in the Scottish Highlands and Inverness 16 year old Robert Wright disappears from his home only for his mu

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    read From the Shadows G.R. Halliday Æ 0 review read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ G.R. Halliday Monica Kennedy #1Thenstory is set in Inverness Scotland Young teenage boys are either missing or they have been found dead DI Monica Kennedyniz in charge of the investigation Social worker Michael Bach is also looking for a

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    read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ G.R. Halliday G.R. Halliday Æ 0 review EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday Some books are just impossible to put down and From The Shadows by G RHalliday is one of them I haven't been able to put this crime book down since the day it arrived and landed on my door mat Here is introducing a major new Scottish crime series This book is an A D I Monica Kennedy novel I'm very much hope that the next book that G R Halliday writes features Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy she's so believable which

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday Mediocre police procedural debut set in the Highlands unoriginal with a poor man’s Vera investigatingFrom The Sh

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    read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ G.R. Halliday EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday G.R. Halliday Æ 0 review Excellent new police procedural series set in Scotland with an intriguing and very tall main protagonist in Monica and a fairly creepy serial killer storyline to kick it offThe author descriptively weaves the landscape around the characters often giving the narrative a chilly edgy feel Social Worker Michael is an excellent character to offset Monica and there are plenty of haunting moments The finale opens up the series to all so

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    read É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ G.R. Halliday EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday From the Shadows is a DI Monica Kennedy novel a new Scottish crime series from debut author GR HallidaySixteen year old Robert arrives home late Without a word to his dad he goes up to his bedroom Robert is never seen alive again A body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Highlands Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday Note I received e copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Many thanks to Mia vintagebooks for tour invite and providing review copy From the Shadows was intriguing crime fiction that revolved around Monica trying to solve murder and a social worker trying to find his missing client It was about work life balance trying to find peace with traumatic past and race betw

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday I'm kind of unsure about this book I enjoyed elements but also disliked some The plot was good it was a compelling crime investigation however the pacing was poor You needed to get like 23 of the way through before it actually picked up But even then you were given masses of information which at points was con

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    read From the Shadows EBOOK or KINDLE (From the Shadows) author G.R. Halliday G.R. Halliday Æ 0 review From the Shadows is a DI Monica Kennedy novel a new Scottish crime series from debut author GR HallidaySixteen year old Robert arrives home late Without a word to his dad he goes up to his bedroom Robert is never seen alive again A body is soon found on the coast of the Scottish Highlands Detective Inspector Monica Kennedy stands by the vict

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  • From the Shadows
  • G.R. Halliday
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  • 11 January 2018
  • 9781473565333