#BookReview|The Mechanical Devil| Kate Ellis

I picked this up on my recent visit to the library. Having only read one of Kate’s Wesley Peterson murder mysteries before and enjoying I decided on this. I always find the blurbs on these kinds of books intriguing and I instantly want to read them. A genre that last year I probably never would have been interested in.

Publisher: Piatkus

Published: 2 August 2018

Edition: Hardback

Pages: 384

Genre: Crime/Murder mystery/Thriller

Blurb: When archaeologist Neil Watson unearths a long-buried mechanical figure in a Dartmoor field, he is determined to discover the truth behind the bizarre find.

Soon, however, the sleepy village becomes the focus of press attention for another reason when two people with no apparent connection to each other are found shot dead in nearby Manor Field, seemingly victims of an execution-style double murder.

DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate, but the two murders aren’t his only problem. The daughter of a local MP has gone missing and the pressure is on to find her, especially when it’s revealed that she has a connection to one of the murder victims. And Wesley’s own life is thrown into turmoil when a woman he helped on a previous investigation finds herself subjected to a campaign of terror . . .

Is there a link between the double murder and the accidental death of a young history student in Manor Field twenty years ago? And just what is the true identity of the Mechanical Devil?

My Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars A gruesome double murder, a missing girl and an apparent stalker but what is the link? Secrets, deceit and all manor of potential possibilities await DI Wesley Peterson and his team who have quite a task on their hands. A gritty, tense, intricate and chilling plot. With an intriguing historical element. I throughly enjoyed this book. The storyline is really well researched and perfectly paced. It had me guessing the whole way through. Lots of great characters that are well developed and give you the feeling of really knowing them. If you enjoy a great detective story then a Wesley Peterson murder mystery is a must.

About The Author Kate Ellis was born and brought up in Liverpool and studied drama in Manchester. She is the author of the Wesley Peterson murder mysteries as well as the Joe Plantagenet mysteries and the Albert Lincoln Trilogy set in the aftermath of the Great War.

She has twice been shortlisted for the CWA Short Story Dagger and for the CWA Dagger in the Library award.

Visit Kate online at: http://www.kateellis.co.uk Twitter https://twitter.com/kateellisauthor

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