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Human Remains

Elizabeth Haynes (Author)

This review appeared in nb74.

This is the third novel by Elizabeth Haynes, and my favourite so far. It is the story of Annabel, a rather dull but clever analyst for the police force and Colin, a serial killer with a rather unorthodox method. We know from early on that Colin is the killer and the plot takes us through how he is captured. It was very creepy and atmospheric and had me holding my breath more than once. We hear the voice of some of his victims too, which I thought was a nice touch and gave extra depth to the story. The characters are all completely different; Annabel is shy and nervous, Colin is calm and super confident, then there is Sam the journalist who befriends Annabel, but we have to wonder about his motives.

I thoroughly enjoyed this entire book; the plot and style are excellent. Lots for reading groups to discuss as well, not just a run of the mill crime novel.

Reviewed by: Fiona Atley - Erith

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Publisher: Myriad Editions


Published Date: Thu 14th Feb 2013

Format: Paperback

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