by Lin Anderson
Part of the Rhona Macleod series
The first in the gritty, atmospheric Rhona Macelod crime series.
Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin. 'Lin Anderson is one of Scotland's national treasures' Stuart MacBride 'The boy who had been abused and strangled in that hideous little room looked so like her, he could have been her brother...' A teenage boy is found mutilated and murdered in a Glasgow flat.
Forensic scientist Rhona Macleod is called to the scene, but her grim task is made even more unsettling than usual by the boy's remarkable resemblance to her - and the fact that she gave up a baby boy for adoption seventeen years before. Racked with guilt, she sets out to find the boy's killer and determine whether he is her long-lost son - but in doing so, she immerses herself in the sinister world of an internet paedophile ring.
Some very powerful men have a lot to lose if she succeeds, and everything to gain if she dies. The Rhona Macelod Series: 1: Driftnet 2: Torch 3: Deadly Code 4: Dark Flight 5: Easy Kill 6: Final Cut 7: Reborn 8: Picture Her Dead 9: Paths of the Dead 10: The Special Dead 11: None but the Dead 12: Follow the Dead
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 02/11/2006
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780340922361
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Review by DeltaQueen50
Driftnet by Lin Anderson is a good solid start to a mystery series featuring forensic scientist Dr. Rhona Macleod. Dr. Macleod assists the Glasgow police and this latest call out involves her in a murder case along with a hunt for a pedophile ring. Everyone notes that this latest victim looks a lot like her, and she, having given up a male baby seventeen years ago, fears the worst.It took me awhile to warm up to the main character, Rhona, but as the book slowly revealed more of her personality and background, I grew more attached to her. I was however, very intrigued by some of the other supporting characters, and I hope to see them in future books. Although I found the book to be slightly disjoined and a bit bumpy in places, it was overall a very readable story with an exciting, though at times rather grim plot. I am looking forward to reading more of this series and seeing how it develops.