When a member of the Police Scotland team fails to clock-in for work, concern for her whereabouts is immediate… and the discovery of her burnt-out car in remote woodland to the south of Edinburgh sets off a desperate search for the missing woman.
Meanwhile, DCI Tony McLean and the team are preparing for a major anti-corruption operation – one which may raise the ire of more than a few powerful people in the city. Is Anya Renfrew’s disappearance a co-incidence or related to the case?
McLean’s investigations suggest that perhaps that Anya isn’t the first woman to have mysteriously vanished in these ancient hills. Once again, McLean can’t shake the feeling that there is a far greater evil at work here…
The fact that this is book 10 came as somewhat of a shock seeing as how I feel I read the first one yesterday, still, James Oswald has hit the anniversary with style, offering a page turner of a novel that has a dark dark heart, that brilliant mixed procedural and folklore vibe right at the forefront of an utterly riveting story.
I’m a fan of McLean- as a character he’s had more to offer with every passing instalment, in Bury Them Deep he’s facing both old and new problems- some of them ancient and horrific. A missing colleague, a haunting location, a twisty and involving narrative with an ending that had me perched on the edge of my seat, almost forgetting to breathe.
Beautifully layered, descriptive immersive, it only took me a day to read because I just didn’t want to put it down. Here’s to another decade of McLean – I’ll certainly stick around for that..