I've read all of the Alice Rice series and enjoyed them. The protagonist, Alice, goes from strength to strength, developing into a more rounded and believable character with each book. Some of the peripheral characters (DCI Bell, Mrs Melville) are beginning to gain more of an individual identity, also. This book is, in my view, the best of the series to date. Yes, it's a police procedural and yes, to some extent you can see what's coming next but it's well written and moves along at a decent pace. The plot certainly isn't entirely predictable; there are some surprises to catch the reader off guard but I'm not about to say any more and spoil it for others.
This book could be read as a stand-alone novel but, for maximum enjoyment, I'd recommend new readers start with 'Blood in the Water', the first of the series.
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The Road to Hell: An Alice Rice Mystery: Book 5 Kindle Edition
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An excellent crime novel--Scottish Field --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Gillian Galbraith grew up near Haddington. For seventeen years, she was an advocate specialising in medical negligence and agricultural law cases. Before qualifying in law she worked for a time as an agony aunt in magazines for teenagers. Since then, she has been the legal correspondent for the Scottish Farmer and has written law reports for The Times. She lives deep in the country near Kinross with her husband and daughter, plus assorted cats, dogs, hens and bees. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- Print length : 241 pages
- Publisher : Polygon (20 March 2012)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B007R409S0
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Keeps on getting betterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 August 2013
Bit disappointingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 April 2014
I do like this series but this is the weakest yet. The investigation side seems to take as bit of a back seat and it also seems really short.
Excellent book, read others which were just asReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 April 2017
Excellent book , read others which were just as good
A very apt name.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 January 2014
This time Alice is really up against it. Personal tragedy, suspicions of stalking and a very baffling case keep the reader glued to this one right to the end.
loved this one tooReviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2016
I very much enjoyed reading this. Hard to put down, finished all too soon. I hacked enjoyed this series of books. Love the geography coming alive and seeing more slides of the key characters.