Thursday, 1 May 2014

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Clare Hart 5: Water Music - Margi Orford

Release Date: 27/02/14
Publisher:  Head of Zeus


A terrified, frozen child is found close to death on an icy Cape Town mountainside. But no-one reported her missing. Where does she come from? Who does she belong to? Profiler Dr Clare Hart is baffled - but when a young woman disappears, Clare sees a frightening pattern beginning to emerge. Rosa is a gifted but troubled young cellist, and her grandfather is at his wits end. Why did she walk out of her music school that day? Where has she gone now? As winter tightens its grip, Clare must find Rosa and unravel her secrets...all the while carrying a secret of her own.


To be honest I’ve not Margi’s work before so I’m a new reader, but as a Crime fan I have to say that it hit the spots, taking me to a country that I don’t know much about. What occurs within, is a story that is not only chilling, dark and disturbing but one that really gets down into the reader psyche as the author generates a tale that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.

Back this up with great prose, some cracking pace and of course a lead character that readers will really get to grips with all round made this a book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I can’t wait to see what will happen next to Dr Hart. Great stuff.


Anonymous said...

Love the premise of this one, adding it to my tbr list :)

Anonymous said...

Like the premise of this one, adding it to my tbr list :)