Sunday 29 March 2015

Walking by Night by Kate Ellis

Walking by Night by Kate Ellis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fifth intriguing mystery in the atmospheric Joe Plantagenet police procedural series

Taking a short cut home beneath the ruined abbey in the centre of the city, a teenage girl reports stumbling across a body. She also claims to have seen a mysterious nun-like figure watching her from the shadows. But during the subsequent search, no body is found. The girl’s inebriated state and her troubled history make the police skeptical of her story, and only Detective Inspector Joe Plantagenet is inclined to believe her.

Then a woman is reported missing, and Joe finds himself caught up in a complex investigation involving a production of The Devils at the local Playhouse. Could the play, with its shocking religious and sexual violence, have something to do with the woman’s disappearance? And is there really a connection with the tragic death of a young nun at the site many centuries before? Nothing is as it first appears.


I was very happy to get the chance to read the latest book in the Joe Plantagenet series. I have never read a book in the series before, but I have read a book in Kate Ellis's Wesley Peterson series and I loved that book. So, I was looking forward to reading this book very much. I liked Joe Plantagenet, he was an interesting character and the fact that he was supposed to have become a priest instead of a cop (Just like Hathaway in Lewis the TV-series) was intriguing. The story was interesting. I kind of narrowed it down to a couple of suspects towards the end, but I didn't figure out exact who the killer was before it's revealed.

I liked this book very much and I have owned the first book in this series and I'm looking forward to reading that one!

I received this copy from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review!

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