Book of the week: Keep The Midnight Out - Alex Gray

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WHEN Glasgow cop Det Supt William Lorimer holidays on the island of Mull he discovers there’s no rest from the wicked.

Evil has descended on this haven where families are drawn by the pretty painted harbour houses of Tobermory, made famous as TV’s Balamory. Lorimer’s plans are wrecked when he finds a young man’s body by a river near his holiday cottage. The dead lad’s limbs are twisted out of shape and bruising points to him having been bound before being dumped in the water. DI Stevie Crozier from Oban arrives to take charge and when there’s another killing she reluctantly asks Lorimer for help and he has a hunch there’s a connection to one of his first, and unsolved, cases. He was a rookie DC when a young man’s hog-tied body was pulled from the Clyde 20 years ago, and the similarities are obvious. Could the killer have escaped to Mull, and now have murdered a student working as a waiter at a rundown hotel? As Gray turns up the tension there’s a manhunt across the wilderness of Scotland’s Ardnamurchan Peninsula, and more twists and surprises round every corner in this skilfully crafted thriller. Review by Alex Gordon.

Keep The Midnight Out

Alex Gray

Sphere £19.99