My rating: 4 of 5 stars
by Alex Gray
on Tour January 9 - February 15, 2017
Synopsis:Fans of atmospheric police procedurals will love watching Glasgow vividly come to life with the shocking twists and turns that have made Alex Gray an international bestseller.
When a dead body is fished out of Glasgow’s River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a case of accidental death. But an anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test give Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer reason to think otherwise. Probing deeper into the life and business of the deceased accountant, a seemingly upright member of the community, Lorimer finds only more unanswered questions.
What is the secret his widow seems to be concealing? Was the international accounting firm facing financial difficulties? What has become of the dead man’s protégé who has disappeared in New York? And when another employee is found dead in her riverside flat these questions become much more disturbing. Lorimer must cope not only with deceptions from the firm, but also with suspicions from those far closer to home . . .
Book Details:Genre: Police Procedurals
Published by: Witness Impulse
Publication Date: January 10th 2017
Number of Pages: 368
ISBN: 0062659138 (ISBN13: 9780062659132)
Series: A DCI Lorimer Novel, #4
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Review:I love it when I start a book in the middle of a series and it's not a problem at all getting into the story and the characters are easy to like. The Riverman starts off interesting with the dead body that's fished out of the water, and after that, we get a prequel to what happened before the man was fished out of the water. The book moves between a lot of different POV's, both the police and people around the dead man. At first, it seems that it's either a suicide or a drunken mistake that made the man drown, but Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer feels that there is more to the case and soon he starts to suspect that someone had a good reason for killing the man.
I found The Riverman to be a really good book. I was intrigued by the story and it was interesting to follow the police work as they tried to find the truth. Did I suspect the ending? Yes and now, I suspected that there were more to it and that someone probably was behind it and I was not really surprised when the truth came out. This book is in a way an excellent study in human behavior. And, how moral code can be overruled if it has to.
I found this book to be really good and I hope to read the rest of the books in the series. I instantly liked William Lorimer, and it was refreshing to read about a police that seems to have no vices and a stable home life. I do love damaged characters, but once in a while is it nice to read about a man that seems to have most of his life under control.
Read an excerpt:
Alex Gray was born and educated in Glasgow. After studying English and Philosophy at the University of Strathclyde, she worked as a visiting officer for the Department of Health, a time she looks upon as postgraduate education since it proved a rich source of character studies. She then trained as a secondary school teacher of English.
Alex began writing professionally in 1993 and had immediate success with short stories, articles, and commissions for BBC radio programs. She has been awarded the Scottish Association of Writers' Constable and Pitlochry trophies for her crime writing.
A regular on the Scottish bestseller lists, she is the author of thirteen DCI Lorimer novels. She is the co-founder of the international Scottish crime writing festival, Bloody Scotland, which had its inaugural year in 2012.