Today I have a book review for you for novel Open Grave by A. M. Peacock.
When two bodies are discovered in an open grave, Lambert must put his personal worries aside and work the case. But when the body of a local thug shows up on the banks of the River Tyne, the DCI’s criminal past comes back to haunt him.
Meanwhile, a local celebrity singer claims that she is being stalked. Could there be a link to the killings?
As the bodies start to pile up, Lambert realises the motive lies in the past and that the killer is taunting them.
The clock is ticking. Can he catch the murderer, or will one of their own end up in an open grave?
Great book, 5 stars.
Detective Lambert is a great cop with flaws and an interesting life. I’m intrigued to see what becomes of him and how his story develops in further books.
There is more than meets the eye with Christiansen, I have a potential theory about him but don’t want to speak it out loud yet.
Watkins is a bit of a sleaze with women but young and still naive and is good at his job. He has unwavering loyalty to Lambert.
There were lots of twists and turns and it was unpredictable right to the end. While there was a lot going on and various sub-plots the novel is very well written and you don’t lose track or feel bombarded.
Pace was really well done, leading up to a great climax. Can’t wait to read more from Adam.
About The Author
A.M. Peacock grew up in the North East of England before leaving to study for a degree in music technology at the University of Hull. A subsequent return to his hometown of South Shields saw him spend seven years as a teacher in a local college before changing careers to become a trade union official.
Having always been an avid reader, he took to writing after being encouraged to do so by his PGCE tutor. He has since gone on to produce a number of short stories, winning the Writers’ Forum Magazine competition on two occasions, as well as producing articles for both the local press and a university magazine.
A.M. Peacock is passionate about crime fiction and his debut novel, Open Grave, is the first in what he hopes will become a series of DCI Jack Lambert books.
Away from writing, A.M. Peacock enjoys watching films, playing guitar and can often be found pavement pounding in preparation for the odd half marathon.
Twitter – @ampeacockwriter
Thanks for reading.