Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for the blog tour invite, and Orion for the ARC. Here is my review of ‘The Sound of Her Voice’ by Nathan Blackwell.
Some murder cases you can’t forget. No matter how hard you try.
The body of a woman has been found on a pristine New Zealand beach – over a decade after she was murdered.
Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland Police is certain it carries all the hallmarks of an unsolved crime he investigated 12 years ago: when Samantha Coates walked out one day and never came home.
Re-opening the case, Buchanan begins to piece the terrible crimes together, setting into motion a chain of events that will force him to the darkest corners of society – and back into his deepest obsession . . .
What does TWG think?
Theres nothing like a gutsy police procedural to keep you on your toes when it gets dark at tea time!
A cold case is the heart of this storyline…quite ironic when you think about it as the book is set in New Zealand!
After a body is washed up on a local beach, similarities to a previous case put Detective Matt Buchanan in the top spot to re open a cold case, and investigate why the body appeared on the beach, and whether it was in fact related to said case.
With not much to go on at first, the storyline was a slow burner. Naturally! The more Buchanan delved into the investigations, the more the suspense ramped up and the more I became hooked.
It isnt often that I get to read books set in New Zealand, so ‘The Sound of Her Voice’ made a nice change.
I really enjoyed this one! I’m finding my review tough to write as I dont want to give anything away! The story is quite complex and nearly every situation has a way of linking back to the others, so too much information from me could drop a spoiler!
I was really impressed by what I read, and the elements of surprise and tension were absolutely bang on. I’m intrigued to see what else this author can do!