The Fifth Grave by Rob Jones

I am bringing you a cracker of a book today. I would like to thank Rob for contacting me in regards to reading his novel in exchange for an honest review.

The Blurb

Poised to return to work after a long bereavement leave, Detective Chief Inspector Jacob is called away from the sanctuary of his home to attend the grim discovery of human remains over a quarter of a century old. Found deep in woodland with its own grim history, they give little up, but he is soon confronted with local gossip of hauntings and witches.

The mystery deepens when a second person is murdered in the same woods, and Jacob soon realises he is hunting a killer who will stop at nothing to keep the darkest of secrets buried in the past. Working alongside Dr Sophie Anderson, a criminal psychologist with her own damaged past, they close the net until tragedy strikes again in this gripping romantic suspense thriller.

Set in the wild and beautiful Wiltshire Downs, The Fifth Grave is a fast-paced whodunit with a dash of humour and romance and a killer twist.

The Review

Wow what a book. It has been some time since I have picked up a book that has sucked me in quite as much as The Fifth Grave. I was hooked from the first page.

Jones is a brilliant writer, he captivated me from the very first paragraph and kept me that way right until the last sentence. I loved The Fifth Grave. The setting was remarkable, the way Jones set his backdrop and created vivid images was so realistic that I felt that it is somewhere I could easily stumble upon.

His characters were all intriguing and I found myself drawn into the lives of not just the main character but the secondary characters too. I am desperate to see how things play out for Jacob, but also for the others on his team.

The story itself kept me guessing and I didn’t see the killer coming like I usually do, it wasn’t a predictable story with a predictable plot.

I have never read Jones work before but I have to say that the next time I have a spare few days I will be grabbing one of his many other novels to keep me going until I get more of the DCI Jacob series.

This was the perfectly tense thriller that I didn’t realise I needed until I read it. Sheer perfection!

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Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

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