Out on 08 August 2019

Time for the Dead

Lin Anderson

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08 August 2019
400 pages

Time for the Dead is a gripping crime novel by Lin Anderson and sees forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod discover that a terrifying war is unfolding on Scotland's Isle of Skye.

Traumatized by her last case, Rhona returns to her roots on the Isle of Skye to recuperate. A chance encounter with Border collie Blaze in the woods behind ACE Target Sports leads her to what is undoubtedly a crime scene, but without a victim. Could this be linked to a group of army medics fresh back from Afghanistan, who visited the centre, and can no longer be located on the island?

When a body is found at the base of the famous cliff known as Kilt Rock, face and identity obliterated by the fall, Rhona begins to suspect the medics may be on the island for reasons other than they claim.

So what really happened to the group in Afghanistan, and are the consequences being played out in brutal killings on Skye?

The best Scottish crime series since Rebus

Daily Record

The bleak landscape is beautifully described, giving this popular series a new lease of life

Sunday Times

Hugely imaginative and exciting

James Grieve (Emeritus Professor of Forensic Pathology)