- File Size: 1912 KB
- Print Length: 450 pages
- Publisher: Orchard View Publications (January 16, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 16, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0789V68FZ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,737,537 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Oh boy, oh boy what a way to start a brand new series. Within the first few pages of Disposal I was hooked, the action had started and I couldn’t wait to try to solve the case.
Disposal is filled with many characters, I’ll admit I did get confused a couple of times but I did love Cyril. He’s an old-fashioned man still mourning the loss of his wife, still troubled by the war but he’s a fantastic caring man and really shines in this story. Working along side DI John ‘Dick’ Barton the two men couldn’t be more different, I really couldn’t take to Barton to start with, he was obnoxious and smarmy but as the story progresses so does the relationship between the two men and Barton shows he has some hidden depths. I really enjoyed this pairing, they really make the book.
Another wonderful character is Doris, Cyril’s elderly neighbour. Oh she was a wee sweetheart with a big heart and she cares deeply for Cyril like a son. Doris really shone and proved to be a very helpful hand in the investigation.
I know I’ve said a lot about the characters in this book and not so much about the plot but I think the characters in this book really do make the story what it is. That may sound like I didn’t enjoy the plot, on the contrary I really did enjoy it. The plot was intriguing with a great pace and it was interesting to see how they worked things out without all the new fangled technology we have these days, things didn’t happen so quick and were frustratingly slow at times. It’s good old-fashioned police work at its best.
The scene is really set well in Disposal with the smoking in the work place, the fashion, the cars, it all just makes you feel like you could be sitting in that era.
I really did enjoy Disposal, it was an intriguing read that kept me guessing through out and I’m looking forward to reading more in this series in the future.
I was born in the 1970’s so don’t actually remember much about that era as was too young to be interested in the cars and adult television shows that were around at that time. I think anyone that is a little bit older will certainly enjoy some blasts from the pasts though.
The author really gets the whole era of that time spot on. The names of the characters are ones you wouldn’t really come across now a days apart from more in the older generation. There is a part where the main character goes caravanning which was especially big in those days. I think it will certainly have some readers reminiscing about the ‘good old days’
Cyril himself is close to retirement, he has lost his wife and is struggling with some demons. Your heart does kind of go out to him as he comes across as quite lonely, and like his neighbour, I just wanted to mother him. I enjoyed the relationship between Cyril and Barton also. There is an age gap and both have different attitudes to how they do their job. It certainly made for some interesting reading.
Disposal is a solid start for a new series. It gives us the background we need to get to know our main protagonist as well as an interesting case to get behind. Whilst it felt a bit more of a slower pace than how I usually like my crime reads, there is enough there to keep the reader intrigued and I think this is a series that without a doubt will grow in strength.
My thanks to Caroline at Bits About Books and the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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