4.4.13

THE DISTANT ECHO, by Val McDermid

Shades of Ian Rankin! This murder mystery, set in St. Andrews, Scotland, will keep you mesmerized as four young men, friends and college housemates, become murder suspects after stumbling upon a dying young woman who’d been raped, stabbed, and dumped in a snowy cemetery. The killer is never found, despite the police’s best efforts. A quarter century later, a review of cold cases brings the whole story alive in ways nobody could have foreseen. No spoliers here, you'll have to read it and be surprised at the end. If you enjoy Rankin, you’ll love Val McDermid. It’s a 5.