Actually "The Redbreast" isn't the first Harry Hole book. It was just the first of the ones that were translated. The very first has now been translated - it's called "The Bat"
- I have read all of them except "Phantom". At times I really want to give Harry Hole a darn good shake and tell him to grow up... but they are bl**dy good books!
I read "The Dead Tracks" by Tim Weaver which was very good. The main character is David Raker, an ex-journalist turned into someone who looks for missing persons.
A serial killer more terrifying than you could ever imagine . . .
Seventeen-year-old Megan Carver was an unlikely runaway. A straight-A student from a happy home, she studied hard and rarely got into trouble. Six months on, she's never been found. Missing persons investigator David Raker knows what it's like to grieve. He knows the shadowy world of the lost too. So, when he's hired by Megan's parents to find out what happened, he recognizes their pain - but knows that the darkest secrets can be buried deep. And Megan's secrets could cost him his life.
Because as Raker investigates her disappearance, he realizes everything is a lie. People close to her are dead. Others are too terrified to talk. And soon the conspiracy of silence leads Raker towards a forest on the edge of the city. A place with a horrifying history - which was once the hunting ground for a brutal, twisted serial killer. A place known as the Dead Tracks. . .
Very very enjoyable, a fast pace and keeps you on your toes with lots of twists before the end of the story. I got it as a 99p daily kindle special off Amazon. There are 3 out in the series, the Dead Tracks being the 2nd. I'd really like to read Chasing the Dead which is the first, and Vanished which is the 3rd.
I just finished reading "Say you're sorry" by Michael Robotham which I think you have read Dave. Fast paced and another one which keeps you on your toes, with twists in the tale right to the end. Great stuff!
Then a girlfriend lent me "First Lady" by Michael Dobbs... whilst I enjoyed his "House of Cards" series I simply couldn't get into First Lady. The "heroine" isn't particularly sympathetic and I couldn't in any way empathise with her, nor really believe in her. The husband is a piece of non-interesting cardboard, so despite the fact my g/f loved it, I'm afraid I had to put it down on the premise that "life is too short to read stuff you have to force yourself to read". She also lent me 3 Donna Leon ones about Inspector Brunetti so I have started on the earliest of those this morning.... he's usually entertaining and the backdrop of Venice is always interesting.