Little Bones: (The Cathy Connolly Series) by Sam Blake

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Book Description:

For fans of Alex Barclay and Niamh O’Connor, Little Bones introduces Cathy Connolly, a bright young heroine set to take the world of crime fiction by storm.

Attending what seems to be a routine break-in, troubled Detective Garda Cathy Connolly makes a grisly discovery: an old wedding dress – and, concealed in its hem, a baby’s bones.

And then the dress’s original owner, Lavinia Grant, is found dead in a Dublin suburb.

Searching for answers, Cathy is drawn deep into a complex web of secrets and lies spun by three generations of women.

Meanwhile, a fugitive killer has already left two dead in execution style killings across the Atlantic – and now he’s in Dublin with old scores to settle. Will the team track him down before he kills again?

Struggling with her own secrets, Cathy doesn’t know dangerous – and personal – this case is about to become…

My Thoughts:

First of all I need to thank Joanne over at Portobello Book Blog and the publisher, as I won a copy in a give away over on Joanne’s blog, so big thank you for introducing me to a new author.

Little Bones is set in Ireland. I’ve always been fascinated with the police force there. I think because they come under the name Garda that for some reason story lines to do with their force has always appealed to me.

Cathy I really liked. She is a strong single mother who puts everything into her job. As always with a detective in a crime series, she has her issues. That’s good though as she comes across as being much more human and someone that readers can relate to. I won’t say to much about the story line to do with her personal life but I enjoyed that it shows how peoples mind sets haven’t changed even in today’s world.

I loved how the story evolves around the discovery of some little bones. It totally got my attention. The fact that they were found in the hem of a wedding dress had me intrigued. It certainly makes you turn those pages to discover the why and how.

Little Bones is a great start to a new crime series. The ending is one that will have readers desperate for the next book in the series, me included! Hopefully the author won’t keep us waiting to long.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Little Bones is available to purchase from Amazon

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