Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Swimmer by David Haynes

The Swimmer is David Haynes first book and as a début (albeit with an overhaul), this is a very good book.

May and Joseph start investigating the case of an unknown swimmer whose battered body washes up on shore on a winter's day in Cornwall.  The story is not just set in the present, but goes back a hundred years into Cornwall's tin mining industry era.

In the main, this is a quite gentle murder/mystery although there are a small handful of swear words that sometimes stopped me short.  I enjoyed the descriptions of the bleak winter landscapes and seascapes.  Even I was feeling a bit damp at times reading the story.

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