Saturday 18 August 2012

Book review : Cold Grave - Craig Robertson

In Cold Grave, we pick up the story of DS Rachel Narey and crime scene photographer Tony Winter who started an uneasy relationship at the end of Snapshot (which I reviewed here). You certainly don't need to have read that book to understand their behind-closed-doors relationship and to fully appreciate the book though.

With Tony Winter not being a police investigator, Craig Robertson needs to come up with a plot involving an off-the-record case that the pair can get their teeth into. This is provided by Rachel's ex-policeman father, sinking into Alzheimer's and haunted by "the one that got away", his last case that he failed to crack, involving a young girl found battered to death on an island that had become accessible when the lake surrounding it froze over during an exceptionally cold winter 20 years before.

It's a cracking read, full of twists and turns; new leads, double-crossing and unexpected discoveries which is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages long after your bedtime, trying to guess whodunnit and failing every time !

The descriptions are so atmospheric that I could feel the bitter chill of the harsh Scottish winter despite reading it while lazing on a sun-baked beach in Tunisia while on holiday !

star rating : 5/5

RRP : £12.99

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (7 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857204165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857204165
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 3 cm

Disclosure : I received a review copy of the book.

Other reviews you may be interested in :

Book review : Until The Darkness Comes – Kevin Brooks

Random - Craig Robertson


  1. This book sounds great! @lady_sarabella

  2. It was a really good read and you could definitely feel the cold seeping in


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