Blood Atonement (Nigel Barnes #2)
Genealogist Nigel Barnes’s second case leads him into the dark heart of the Mormon church and a gruesome, century-old secret.
Detective Chief Inspector Grant Foster is called to a homicide at the home of a single mother in Queens Park, London. Her throat has been cut from ear to ear and her body dumped in the garden. Her daughter and only child, Naomi, who has just turn
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Waddell's second book, Blood Atonement, is every bit as gripping as the first--and a little bit more. Here we have Inspector Foster returning to duty after a recovery period that resulted after injuries sustained in the wrap-up of Th ...more
There is a serial killer theme to BLOOD ATONEMENT, although initially it's only Detective Grant Foster who sees the parallels between the death of Katie Drake, and the disappearance of h ...more
Story is a combination of rumor, supposition, truth based probably on research and embellishment. Some stereotypes (sister has 9 children), obnoxious modern Mormon woman (Donna) who bad mouths the church to prove that not all Mormons fit the stereotype; created cities, fake history and over-the-top description of historical Mormons, polygamists an ...more
Foster’s first case after returning to work following injuries sustained in ‘The Blood Detective’ [first in this genealogical crime series] is a dead actress and her missing daughter. Links to the actress’s past, mystery about her family and unanswered questions, lead Foster to cal ...more
The modern mystery is nice and twisty and has its roots in the past. Once again Nigel is hired to do his bit to help the police discover a motive, a pattern and possibly a list of suspects/list of potential victims.
Nigel is charming as always. Foster is chafing under the restrictions placed on him as he comes back to work; with his boss, Harris, being just as ...more
Nigel, the genealogist, and Grant, the detective, are both back and so is Grant's partner (and Nigel's love interest). When a woman is found dead in h ...more
Dan Waddell is now one of my new favorite authors. If you love murder mysteries, suspense, crime novels, etc. this is a great book to read.
I really enjoyed this book.