I am super excited to share my review with you today for Dead Ground by M.W.Craven
Detective Sergeant Washington Poe is in court, fighting eviction from his beloved and isolated croft, when he is summoned to a backstreet brothel in Carlisle where a man has been beaten to death with a baseball bat. Poe is confused – he hunts serial killers and this appears to be a straightforward murder-by-pimp – but his attendance was requested personally, by the kind of people who prefer to remain in the shadows.
As Poe and the socially awkward programmer Tilly Bradshaw delve deeper into the case, they are faced with seemingly unanswerable questions: despite being heavily vetted for a high-profile job, why does nothing in the victim’s background check out? Why was a small ornament left at the murder scene – and why did someone on the investigation team steal it? And what is the connection to a flawlessly executed bank heist three years earlier, a heist where nothing was taken . . .
Once again we are back with Poe and Tilly in book four of the series. Two amazing characters they never grow old or dull. If you didn’t already know but I absolutely love this series…..I mean who doesn’t?!
The story starts with one hell of an opening…..James Bond style! for a moment I actually thought I was reading the wrong book. Of course I wasn’t this is Craven’s way of drawing you in from the first page. Which had me well and truly hooked.
Ground Dead is a fast paced addictive read which I couldn’t put down. Not only is it character driven is also has an excellent plot. Tilly and Poe make a brilliant team and bounce off each other.
Be repaired to be taken on a roller coaster ride with this book. It is full of action and suspense with some added humour to spice it up.
Ground Dead is a well crafted story to add to the series. In-fact craven has totally smashing it making this one the best in the series so far.
My only complaint is that I am left waiting for the next one! Old and new fans of this series will love it. I cannot recommend it enough giving it 5 solid gold stars.
Thank you to Little Brown Publishers for a copy all thoughts are my own and not biased in anyway.