Holy Island ~ A DCI Ryan Mystery #1

  • HolyIslandAuthor: LJ Ross
  • Kindle Edition
  • Category: Crime, Mystery, Suspense
  • four-half-stars

Detective Chief Inspector Ryan retreats to Holy Island seeking sanctuary when he is forced to take sabbatical leave from his duties as a homicide detective. A few days before Christmas, his peace is shattered and he is thrust back into the murky world of murder when a young woman is found dead amongst the ancient ruins of the nearby Priory.

When former local girl Dr Anna Taylor arrives back on the island as a police consultant, old memories swim to the surface making her confront her difficult past. She and Ryan struggle to work together to hunt a killer who hides in plain sight, while pagan ritual and small-town politics muddy the waters of their investigation.

This book was chosen for my second of Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenges – which you can find here – where we have five minutes to choose a book which appeals based initially on the cover and the blurb. This cover appealed to me immediately and crime/mystery is a favourite genre. Because I chose to buy I mentioned the fact I hoped it wouldn’t turn out to be more romance than mystery. It didn’t! Far from it.  Continue reading