Author – J.D Kirk.
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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Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19106689.JD_Kirk
Publisher – Zertex
Pages – 286
The Blurb –
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?
My thoughts – What a great debut crime novel, and what a great character Jack Logan is.
This book sees DCI Jack Logan struggling with an old case, as he questions his judgement regarding a serial killer that targeted children. Believing he had caught the culprit, another child goes missing, did he get the right man.
This tightly written plot benefits from the rich sense of place you get as the author describes Scotland. The characters are well written and the banter between the team adds something to the disturbing subject matter.
I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
Purchase Links – A Litter of Bones