Gillian Galbraith – Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery

91. Blood in the Water: An Alice Rice Mystery by Gillian Galbraith (2007)
The Alice Rice Mysteries Series Book 1
Length: 194 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 22 September 2014
Finished: 24 September 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 August 2014
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and Gillian Galbraith is a new author for me.
 
 

At thirty-five years old, Alice Rice is a police detective with the Edinburgh Police Department. She is smart, savvy and eminently capable at her job. When she first entered the police department, Alice was a fresh-faced optimist, convinced that she could make a difference in the world. These days, while she remains optimistic, that feeling has dimmed somewhat in the face of all she has seen, leaving her severely disillusioned and very lonely. 

Amid her own personal and private battle, Alice must solve several grisly murders of professional people in Edinburgh. As the body count begins to rise, she races against time and matches wits with an implacable, faceless killer; someone who is targeting the affluent area of New Town, and who seems determined to make certain members of Edinburgh’s professional elite pay dearly for what they’ve done.

Blood in the Water is Gillian Galbraith’s debut novel and what a debut it was! This story was very well-written, and I really liked the character of Alice Rice. The plot was surprisingly refreshing and very Scottish. When I was younger, I often visited Edinburgh and reading this book just brought back such good memories of my travels. I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery and give Blood in the Water by Gillian Galbraith an A+! I certainly will keep my eyes open for more books to read by this author.

A+! – (96-100%)
       
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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