Preserve the Dead
Female Detectives, Mystery
Lucy Black, Book # 3
August 26th 2014
December 4, 2018 December 28, 2018
The body of an elderly man is hauled out of the rushing water of the River Foyle, cold dead. Detective Lucy Black is called in to investigate when it becomes evident that this was not a suicide: the man's body was embalmed before it ever entered the water.
Confounded and exhausted, Lucy heads home to review the case in quiet; but there will be no rest for her tonight. She's barely in the front door when a neighbor knocks because his wife's sister has been attacked and they need her help.
As a string of strange crimes is unspooled throughout the city, Lucy is pulled in countless different directions… until she realizes there may be something dark and dangerous connecting everything.
Soulful and suspenseful, featuring one of the most appealing characters in suspense fiction, The Forgotten Ones is a novel to take your breath away.
About the book
Lucy is visiting her father, in a hospital for Alzheimer patients, when a nurse calls her because he saw a body floating in the river. It seems a suicide, but the body is already embalmed. Why an embalmed body is in the river?
The book is very slow, there are too many cases and not enough policemen/women to assign to Lucy’s case, because there are fights in Belfast (I never studied the Northern Irish conflict so I don’t know what they are talking about, maybe i will document myself).
The book though is fast, meaning it has brief chapters so even if it is slow plot wise, it could be fast to read, if I wasn’t that bored.
There is more that I wrote in the Italian version but it concerns the Italian publication such as the title and cover of that book so I’m not going to write it down in English.
I don’t think I will read the rest of the series. Pity, I liked the first book.