Review: The Great Divide by L.J.M. Owen

 

Title: The Great Divide

Author: L.J.M. Owen

Published: November 4th 2019, Echo Publishing

Status: Read November 2019, courtesy Echo Publishing

++++++

My Thoughts:

The Great Divide is a gritty Australian crime novel from L.J.M. Owen introducing Detective Jake Hunter.

Set in Tasmania, this is an atmospheric story portraying a small insular community, blanketed in the fog of winter, and shrouded in lies. It begins when the body of an old woman is found dumped in the overgrown grounds of a vineyard. While investigating her murder, Jake, a recent transfer to Dunton, learns some odd facts, and as the case progresses he begins to uncover links between both the current and historical crimes. While I did find it fairly easy to determine who was culpable early on, I thought the case was complex and interesting, though the details are quite grim and disturbing,

Finding The Great Divide well paced and compelling, I read it in a single sitting. I look forward to a sequel, and in the meantime plan to look up her previous works.

Read an Extract

++++++

Available from Echo Publishing

Or from your preferred retailer via Booko I Book Depository