And welcome to my stop on A litter of bones by J.D. Kirk blog tour – A big thank you to Sarah for organising my review copy of the book.
A litter of bones starts off with a bang…
The total collapse of Duncan Reid’s life began with a gate in the arse-end of nowhere.
Great first line, right?
The whole first chapter is gripping, unsettling and sinister. And the story doesn’t let up from there…
J.D Kirk is a Scottish author and A litter of Bones is set in Scotland so be prepared for some Scottish slang. Personally, I think there is hee-haw wrong with some well placed colloquialism.
Was the biggest case of his career the worst mistake he ever made?
Ten years ago, DCI Jack Logan stopped the serial child-killer dubbed ‘Mister Whisper,’ earning himself a commendation, a drinking problem, and a broken marriage in the process.
Now, he spends his days working in Glasgow’s Major Investigations Team, and his nights reliving the horrors of what he saw.
And what he did.
When another child disappears a hundred miles north in the Highlands, Jack is sent to lead the investigation and bring the boy home.
But as similarities between the two cases grow, could it be that Jack caught the wrong man all those years ago?
And, if so, is the real Mister Whisper about to claim his fourth victim?
Intriguing blurb, right?!?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – JD Kirk lives in the wilds of Scotland, where he spends his days making stuff up and writing it down. He lives with his wife, two children, one dog, and – if his daughter has anything to do with it – a cat in the very near future.
Having been writing in various genres for over a decade, JD turned his attention to crime fiction in May 2019, and hasn’t looked back. A Litter of Bones is his first crime novel, and the first of his hundred-plus books that his wife could bring herself to read.
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