The Distant Echo by Val McDermid

Distant Echo

I cannot make up my mind about the author Val McDermid. I did not like the novels I have read about the psychologist Tony Hill at all, unlikely coincidences, cliché characters, etc. (There is also a TV series based on Tony Gill – Wire in the Blood.) The Distant Echo on the other hand is fantastic – how is that possible?

Cold Case Review

The novel begins in the late 1970s when a couple of students find a murdered woman, a murder that does not get solved until twenty-five years later when the investigation is re-opened.

Fantastic British Crime Novel

Val McDermid has written many novels, and even though I have not read them all I would recommend her independent novels before her series, because it does not get much better than this when it comes to British crime novels.