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The Cadaver Game: Book 16 in the DI Wesley Peterson crime series Kindle Edition
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When the decaying body of a murdered woman is discovered, DI Peterson has difficulties establishing her true identity. But as he digs deeper, he has another disturbing case to investigate - the naked bodies of two teenagers have been found with fatal shotgun wounds at the foot of a cliff.
As Wesley searches for the truth, both cases become stranger as he uncovers a connection between a sinister manhunt mirroring events from the time of the Napoleonic Wars and an online game that's gripped the imaginations of local teenagers.
Then, as a skeleton is found near the place where the dead teenagers were last seen alive, Wesley has to face a terrible truth . . . and a hunt to the death.--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B007PR3HA6
- Publisher : Piatkus (19 April 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 1018 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 383 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 151,641 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Barney and Sophie are fans of an online game called Blood Hunt, so much so that they decide to take part in a real life version, involving being chased naked through the local woods. I suppose these things always seem like a good idea at the time! A few days later their bodies are found at the foot of a cliff. Is there any connection between their deaths and that of a woman found dead in her suburban home - and the skeleton discovered while digging up a sixteen year old art installation?
In these books there is always a historical mystery running parallel with the story, and in this case it is about the local lord of the manor who enjoyed the same kind of hunt that these computer games are based on.
The thing I love most about Kate Ellis's books is the way she ties up all these seemingly unrelated murders in each story - fiendishly clever! I never guess who the villain is. I had a slight inkling towards the end of this one, but only because we were fast running out of suspects!
Thoroughly recommended, especially for readers who love traditional murder mysteries, especially the kind with a puzzle at their heart.
I've read all of the Wesley Peterson novels more or less in order and can't in truth say this was the best. There was a fair rash of characters and they didn't always seem to fit into the plot as neatly as usual, nor did past and present seem to hang together so seamlessly. Gerry and Wes continue their very easy-going relationship and Ellis really does work wonders in blending them into this. She is excellent in the manner in which she puts the meat onto the bones of her characters so that the reader feels the nuances in their conversations. If you want a novel which goes out with a bang this is the one.