|Posted by [email protected] on September 29, 2013 at 4:10 AM|
Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes is a dark crime thriller. Annabel is a lonely girl who lives for her cat, her mother and her work as a civilian police analyst. But in all three relationships she feels inadequate and unfulfilled. One day at work she begins to notice a pattern in unexplained deaths/suicides. A pattern that seems to have been overlooked by her police officer colleagues. This is a book about lonely people, their despair, their isolation and their invisibility. Oh and there are also murders. But are they really murders? I don’t intend to say any more about the plot for fear of spoilers.
Human Remains is the first book I have read by this author and I’m very glad I did. To be honest it took a few chapters to get used to the writing style and I think that was because this isn’t a crime novel written from a police perspective. It is very much a character driven book - mostly the characters of Annabel and Colin - and it charts how they deal with the curved balls life throws at them. But as I continued reading, the story and the characters drew me in so much that I really was unable to put it down. This was a fantastic read, full of twists and turns and a book I have no hesitation in highly recommending.
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