ASH & BONE (Police Procedural–England-Cont) - G Harvey, John – Standalone
William Heinemann: London,
2005- Hardcover

Detective Inspector Frank Elder is retired and living in the wilds of Cornwell when he is asked to come out of retirement and investigate the death of a former colleague and, briefly, lover. At the same time, his ex-wife asked him to find their daughter who had been kidnapped and raped as a child and now has run away.

Usually I rave over Harvey's books, but this seemed comparatively flat to me. There was not much character development and while the story wasn't bad, I didn't feel involved in it. I did, however, appreciate the brief appearances of Charlie Resnick, Harvey's best-known character. This was enjoyable, but not his best.

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