The Distant Echo by Val McDermid

About the book

It was a winter morning in 1978, that the body of a young barmaid was discovered in the snow banks of a Scottish cemetery. The only suspects in her brutal murder were the four young men who found her: Alex Gilbey and his three best friends. With no evidence but her blood
on their hands, no one was ever charged.
Twenty five years later, the Cold Case file on Rosie Duff has been reopened. For Alex and his friends, the investigation has also opened old wounds, haunting memories-and new fears. For a stranger has emerged from the shadows with his own ideas about justice. And revenge.
When two of Alex’s friends die under suspicious circumstances, Alex knows that he and his innocent family are the next targets. And there’s only way to save them: return to the cold-blooded past and uncover the startling truth about the murder. For there lies the identity of an avenging killer…

Reviewed by Oakham Alton Reading Group:

A good read. Excellent description of characters. Gave ‘food for thought’ on many subjects. Slack conclusion.

Star rating: ***

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1 thought on “The Distant Echo by Val McDermid”

  1. Review by Goodworth Clatford WI Reading Group:
    Too long, unconvincing, entertaining read, characters still unknown at the end.
    Star rating: **

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