Bragg V1 by Jack Lynch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book via the publishers Brash Books, in return for an honest review. Can I just say that I cannot thank them enough for bringing these amazing books of the late Jack Lynch to my attention, I have to say that his books are amazing, well-written, and the characters so believable.
This particular book has 3 of Lynch's amazing stories. His Bragg private investigator character gets himself involved in various cases and each one is excellent. I cannot pick a favourite out of these because each story is terrific, I could read the author's works over and over and over and never get tired of them.
I have chosen Die for Me to write about because it was his last novel.
I like Peter Bragg, he is a very likeable guy, but not without some issues. He was a reporter, who decided to become a private detective, his work is his life, he loves to get involved in a juicy case (the habit of being a reporter I guess).
On his last day at the newspaper years previously, he saved a woman who was trying to commit suicide. Now all these years later she contacts him, claiming she is a psychic and believes she is going to die at the hands of a serial killer. Of course, she wants to hire Bragg to help her. Bragg is unsure whether or not he actually believes what she says, whether he believes what psychics say, but he believes he should try to find the bodies she claimed to see in her vision. Based on the information she provides him, he recognises it as being Jack London State Park, and before long the bodies start being dug up.
Bodies are found with identification on them, cash, cards, personal items, serial killers usually have a specific type they go after, but from the bodies found there did not appear to be any particular type, young, old, male, female, crooks, there was a real mixture of corpses. Regardless of likeness to type, it is definite that there is a serial killer, now to find the link is going to be hard. So the hunt begins with the help of a female detective, to find the deranged killer. Can the psychic help him? you have to read to find out.
Terrific thriller, full of twists and turns, this was an excellent story, it kept me gripped all the way through. I am sad to think that Peter Bragg will not be around anymore, but Jack Lynch's memory lives on forever in his amazing characters.
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