Well of the Winds (DCI Daley #5)
As the Second World War nears its end, a man is stabbed to death on the shoreline of Kinloch, in the shadow of the great warships in the harbour.
Many years later, the postman on Gairsay, a tiny island off the coast of Kintyre, discovers that the Bremner family are missing from their farm. There s a pot on the stove and food on the table, but of the Bremners there is no sign.
When DCI Daley comes into possession of a journal written by his wartime predecessor in Kinloch, Inspector William Urquhart, he soon realises that the Isle of Gairsay has many secrets. Assisted by his indomitable deputy, DS Brian Scott, and new boss, Chief Superintendent Carrie Symington, Daley must solve a wartime murder to uncover the shocking events of the past and the present.
set on the small island of Gairsay, this tale rages across Europe and takes in conspiracies, red herrings and spectualive history. Mixing what is known with , and what could’ve happened.
The novel opens with a murder on the shoreline of Kinloch as the war nears its end in 1945.
Fast forward to the present day and Daley is called in to investigate the disappearance of the Bremmer family, who are known in the area as Jewish escapees from the regime in Germany. This is when the story takes off.
I found the writing of the highest quality, the tale believable and the characters well rounded. Mr Meyrick is a writer of considerable skill, who pulled me through this tale with enough twists and turns, and wow moments to make sure I kept reading.
A corker of a tale that kept me enthralled. Well worth 5 stars.
Thanks to the author, publisher’s and Lovereading for the ARC.
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Denzil Meyrick was educated in Argyll, then after studying politics, joined Strathclyde Police, serving in Glasgow. After being injured and developing back problems, he entered the business world, and has operated in many diverse roles, including director of a large engineering company and distillery manager, as well as owning a number of his own companies, such as a public bar and sales and marketing company. D. A. Meyrick has also worked as a freelance journalist in both print and on radio. His first novel, Whisky from Small Glasses, was published by Ringwood in 2012.