About three weeks ago, I mentioned the latest DI Meg Dalton book, and its author (also my niece) Roz Watkins.
The Daily Mail just gave Cut To The Bone, which comes out this month, this glowing review:
TWO years ago, I warmly welcomed DI Meg Dalton in Watkins’ debut. Now in her third outing, she has developed into a memorable detective with attitude, pounding Derbyshire’s Peak District with commendable fortitude.
A young social media star — famous for cooking sausages on a barbecue wearing only a bikini — goes missing from her job at an abattoir on a summer’s night.
Traces of blood and hair are found in one of the pig troughs, but there is no sign of the victim. Has she been killed?
Even more importantly, what on earth was she doing working in an abattoir in the first place?
Have animal rights protesters harmed her, or is there something more sinister at work? Has she fallen prey to the ghost of the Pale Child who, legend has it, announces death if once seen?
Subtly plotted, and with a delicate sense of place, it confirms Watkins in the front rank of British crime writers.
Strong stuff, especially that last bit.