Bamburgh (The DCI Ryan Mysteries Book 19) by LJ Ross @LJRossAuthor

Book Description:



When a cantankerous old woman dies at her home in the sleepy, picturesque village of Bamburgh, DCI Ryan doesn’t think much of it—except, that is, for the small matter of it having been his wife who happened to find her body. Then another body turns up amongst the sand dunes at the base of the mighty castle fortress, and he decides it can’t be a coincidence…

Meanwhile, after a recent revelation about her sister, DC Melanie Yates’ quest to avenge her death is becoming an obsession—much to the concern of those around her. With a new DCS to contend with and hundreds of cold case files to sift through, the chances of uncovering a dormant killer seem unlikely. But as Melanie delves deeper into the secrets of the past to uncover the truth, she soon realises it lies much closer to home…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit, set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

My Thoughts:

There are two threads that run throughout the novel, one to do with the death of a woman in a small village and the other to do with DC Melanie Yates sister’. Whilst both storylines held my interest, I found myself being strongly invested in the one to do with Mel. Finding out more about her and what happened to her sister, years before, it made for some compelling reading. More so when we realise who killed Gemma.

I found my stomach kept turning the more into the story I got with my heart beating that much faster. At one point I was nearly jumping up and down in my eagerness for a certain culprit to be caught. If you are a fan of the author’s other series that features Alexander Gregory, you’ll be pleased to know he makes an appearance in this one of which I love how the author crosses over with her characters. It all ties in really well.

Bamburgh is an unputdownable page turner that you will want to devour in one go. My heart was literally racing after I had finished the book and it was yet another reminder of all the things that I love about this series. I hope there are plenty more books to come as I love getting my fix of Ryan and Frank and their unbreakable bond that never fails to raise a smile on my face. A fast paced and thrilling read!

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