MURDER. BETRAYAL. REVENGE.
It’s not the homecoming Detective Inspector Tudor Manx was expecting, but solving the case is just the start of his problems.
Recently transferred from the London Met to the North Wales Constabulary, Detective Inspector Tudor Manx has come to Island of Anglesey hoping for a quiet life.
But his hopes are dashed when a brutally mutilated body is found crucified to the bow of a fishing boat sending shockwaves through the peaceful community.
Manx’s faces pressure to solve the case quickly equipped with an inexperienced team.
Is the body a message or a premonition of more murders to come?
Adding to his mounting problems, Manx’s troubled past returns to haunt him. Manx left the island after the disappearance of his younger sister, Miriam; a cold case that still remains unsolved.
Can Manx solve the case before the body count rises?
How will he cope when he is forced to choose between his family and his duty as a police officer?
This is the first book in the thrilling new DI Tudor Manx series.
This is the first in a brand new crime series.
The setting is one that makes this crime series for me stand out on it’s own. Personally I have not read many, if any, set in Wales. The Island of Anglesey I have to say certainly added a touch or darkness as well as coldness to the whole story. The parts to do with the sea certainly sent a chill through me and made me want to snuggle up under a blanket where I was safe and warm.
There is certainly an abundance of characters in this novel. I would say that some were right characters but don’t think that would make sense as it’s a novel so of course there are characters in it. I mean that for different reasons some stand out more than others as their personalities came to life more than some of the others.
Manx is your stereo typical detective that has a past. Though he may have a past and be troubled, he still has something that will appeal to readers and I am looking forward to getting to know him and his team better over the series.
The story has a lot of the elements I would expect from a crime novel and the pace was steady which picked up towards the end. I think once finished it will have readers eager for more.
Anglesey Blue is a solid start for the first book in a new series. I think this is a series that will certainly go from strength to strength as the characters develop and grow.
My Thanks to Bloodhound Books for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Anglesey Blue is out now and available to purchase from Amazon.