So I have never read a Rhona MacLeod thriller before. Author Lin Anderson didn’t try to help new readers to the series by offering any sort of back story.
In Time for the Dead To have Their Revenge, Anderson just continued where I assume the other book left off. So for people like myself, who decided to come 14 books through the series, we had to figure it everything out – or not.
While I understood the last case Rhona was a part of changed her – she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and lacks confidence in her skills and abilities as a forensic scientist, I never did learn what happened, nor how the secondary characters in this book were part of that case.
I just know that Rhona flees from her home to escape that case, running to her childhood cottage on the Scottish Isle of Skye to recover and heal so she can return to the people and career she loves.
While on the island recovery, she believes she finds a crime scene but no victim.
“Could this be linked to a group of army medics who visited the centre while on leave from Afghanistan and can no longer by located? Enlisting the help of local tracker dog Blaze, Rhona starts searching for a connection.”
Despite the fact I am several books shy of a complete picture, I quite enjoyed Time for the Dead to have their Revenge. I liked Rhona, or at least the person I saw while reading the book, which isn’t to say she was the same person from the book before. The secondary characters are also interesting. And while I didn’t always understand the connections, and am missing details of their lives, they were developed enough in this book that I thought understood them.
Like many crime thrillers, this book was scene heavy, meaning the Isle of Skye seems beautiful and I have added another place on my travel list.
A copy of this book was provided by PGC Books for an honest review.
The opinions are my own.