Talking to the Dead

Also available in: Spanish

Synopsis of Talking to the Dead

A young girl is found dead. A prostitute is murdered. And the strangest, youngest detective in the South Wales Major Crimes Unit is about to face the fiercest test of her short career.

A woman and her six-year-old daughter are killed with chilling brutality in a dingy flat. The only clue: the platinum bank card of a long-dead tycoon, found amidst the squalor.

DC Griffiths has already proved herself dedicated to the job, but there’s another side to her she is less keen to reveal. Something to do with a mysterious two-year gap in her CV, her strange inability to cry – and a disconcerting familiarity with corpses.

Fiona is desperate to put the past behind her but as more gruesome killings follow, the case leads her back into those dark places in her own mind where another dead girl is waiting to be found…

Synopsis of Talking to the Dead taken from Amazon

Review of Talking to the Dead – Harry Bingham

Talking to the Dead is interesting, especially because of the protagonist; she’s very peculiar and has a mental illness. She’s police, but in her own way. I won’t say anything else about her because if I reveal which mental illness she has there won’t be as much mystery anymore.

The plot is okay, but a bit complicated and forced in the way the different elements are pieced together. Everything is perhaps a bit casual and it’s discovered, of course, by the protagonist.

Regarding the narration, it’s a bit tiring, since it’s a first person narrator and she tells us everything from the moment she wakes up to the moment she goes to bed, with the exception of details like going to the bathroom or brushing her teeth. It’s a bit much.

I any case, overall, it’s entertaining and interesting.

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Series:  Fiona Griffiths; 1

Publisher: Orion

Language: English
Format: eBook

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