The Missing Corpse: A Brittany Mystery
ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 23rd 2019 by Minotaur Books (first published June 15th 2015)
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.
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.