If you’re looking for a lesser-known mystery series to dive into, you might try Still Waters, the first installment by English writer Nigel McCrery to feature detective duo Chief Inspector Mark Lapslie and his Sergeant Emma Bradbury. The novel begins with a bloody bang, as a bewildering act of horrific violence takes place at a girls’ garden party. Decades later, and somehow connected, Lapslie (who, interestingly, suffers from synesthesia—causing him to taste sounds, for instance) is called to investigate the bizarre death of an elderly woman found dead when her burial place under a tree is unearthed during a car crash. It’s a fast-moving read, but beware: it’s creepy and relentlessly sinister.
Fiction: Still Waters by Nigel McCrery
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