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Monday, April 15, 2019

The Missing Corpse by Jean-Luc Bannalec



The Missing Corpse: A Brittany Mystery

ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Minotaur Books (first published June 15th 2015)



Goodreads synopsis:
Along the picturesque Belon River, home of the world famous oyster beds, between steep cliffs, ominous forests and the Atlantic Ocean, a stubborn elderly film actress discovers a corpse. By the time Commissaire Dupin arrives at the scene, the body has disappeared. A little while later, he receives a phone call from the mystical hills of Monts d'Arree, where legends of fairies and the devil abound: another unidentified body has turned up. Dupin quickly realizes this may be his most difficult and confounding case yet, with links to celtic myths, a sand theft operation, and mysterious ancient druid cults.


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3 Stars

This had an interesting concept, but I thought overall it was just okay, I had a hard time following what was going on since all the names were so hard to remember. And there was no real action. It was a pretty slow read. It crawled in the middle making me want to put it down.

I figured this was more like a real detective case a rather than an action-packed fictional account like we are so used to in books. Not my favorite detective book but not horrible either. It was just okay for me. I wanted it to be so good. I guess I am spoiled by other books which hook up with hyped up story and dialogue to make it all more exciting.

If you are a detective fiction fan, definitely check this one out. Lots of details in the storyline to keep you guessing whodunit. Just not up my personal alley.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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