Rex Graves QC is asked to investigate the death of his old mentor Judge ‘Murder’ by the judge’s daughter, Phoebe. Connections from the judge’s old cases and an abduction on the news further complicate matters. I enjoyed this story and it was well plotted and tied up well. I liked Rex and found him an interesting character. He was clever, kind and determined to do whatever he could for Phoebe, to put her mind at rest. One gripe I have though, as a Scot, is the use of the words ‘aboot’ and ‘oot’ by Rex. As an educated and well off Edinburgh lawyer he would not use this way of speaking. Such people do not use slang phraseology and instead speak in an anglified manner. Morningside residents are among the poshest in the whole country!This is a good book and well worth reading . I plan to read some more of Rex’s works in the future .

I was given this ARC free by Netgalley in return for an honest review.


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