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  • Solid story

    Close to the Bone: Detective Megan Thomas by Susan Wilkins is an addictive book and had me reading well into the night. The main character, Megan, has her flaws and ghosts, but I liked her as a character due to her determination. I liked the setting, and the book had solid characters. A lot was going on in the book, and you had to pay attention to keep things straight, but the story had good twists and turns. A solid story I would recommend. #ClosetotheBone #NetGalley

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  • A Brilliant Instalment

    Close to the Bone is the second book in the Detective Sergeant Megan Thomas series by British author, Susan Wilkins, set in the normally quiet, picturesque county of Devon. Megan has relocated there to be nearer to her sister in the seaside town of Berrycombe, having served several gruelling years working undercover for the Metropolitan Police. Her decision to move was for a better lifestyle and it has cost her dearly, including her marriage. When Megan's learns that her sister, Debbie Hayden, has found the dead body of local businessman Greg Porter, her life is thrown into disarray. Working for one of the Major Investigation Teams of Devon and Cornwall Police and assigned as liaison to the National Crime Authority on a case investigating people smuggling, Megan can only watch from the sidelines as Debbie becomes the main suspect in Porter's murder. Debbie found his body and worked for the victim but she strenuously denies killing him. Still wrestling with the PTSD caused by an past undercover operation that went awry, Megan is gradually learning to work as part of a team again and to trust others, as she had worked alone for years. This was a brilliant instalment in what is proving to be an excellent new police procedural series. With its well executed plot, the twists were plentiful with frequent meandering turns and a there was a great use of misdirection overall. I have certainly taken a liking to Megan; her vulnerable state and insecurity were touching and emotive though she was still able to deliver when the need arose. As with the first book, I was really impressed by the techniques Susan Wilkins used to keep my interest in the story; the clever plot without being overly complicated; the timely reveals that ramped up the tension; the unexpected developments. It will be a long wait for the next novel in this super, stylish series and I have no hesitation in recommending Close to the Bone. I received a complimentary copy of this novel at my request from Bookouture via NetGalley. This review is my own unbiased opinion.

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  • Xxoo

    I really enjoy Meagan. I read a lot of crime stuff mostly based in the UK because I find the police system interesting there. Meagan is a nicely balanced character. I like that she speaks her mind but is thoughtful before racing off to solve the crime herself and get in trouble unlike many characters I’ve seen in the past. Keep the books coming. Looking forward to reading the novella.

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  • Good story

    Good mix of characters and storyline not predictable

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  • Just kept reading ...

    Luxury of a day off, housework completed and chores done so I decided to read ... Apart from making refreshments and comfort breaks I just kept reading to the end. The book has good characters, intriguing plot with interesting twists and was well written. Thoroughly recommend it. Have just purchased another title by the same author.

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