Bruce has a promising detective in this novel, the first in her series. Unlike other detective stories, Gary Goodhew, the main detective, is in his mid-twenties not middle aged. Also he is just starting off on his career so he is just a DC not a DI. The novel is set in Cambridge, but the author focuses more on developing the plot than on long descriptive passages of the town or the countryside. The plot is a good one, starting off mysteriously with a character's suspicious behavior, followed by a murder. The inexperienced detective follows hunches, sees clues others don't, and isn't a team player. There isn't much banter among the "good guys" - SCOC people, coroner, medical examiners, DI and other DC. On the whole the writing is pretty good, but there are instances of hyperbole which a good editor should have red inked. I would read another of her novels featuring this detective to see her growth as a writer.
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