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The Longest Shadow - R.J. Mitchell

I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


This was is third in the Gus Thoroughgood series and the first one I have read.


The story opens with priest heading to a local landmark. It soon becomes apparent that all is not as it seems with this man of the cloth.


D.S Gus Thoroughgood is called in to investigate a seemingly boring case involving robberies occurring in butchers throughout Glasgow. However things aren't as simple as they seem when one robbery goes fatally wrong. Thoroughgood is in a race against time to find the perpetrators and rescue a kidnapped woman.


Meanwhile a whiskey dynasty is facing financial ruin and it looks like the only way to save themselves is to go into partnership with the Triad. Soon these two worlds collide.


There are a number of references to the other books in the series which weren't always in context. As I haven't read these other books it did distract me from the story at times.


The story is action packed and the pace doesn't seem to let up. There is a car chase fitting of any Hollywood movie and a number of different story lines.


I would have liked to have more background regarding the central characters as I didn't feel I got a good sense of Thoroughgood and his colleagues but this again may be because I had not read the others in the series.


I would like to thank the publishers for providing me with a review copy of this book.