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The Fifth Grave (The DCI Jacob Mysteries, #1) by Rob Jones


A stunning new crime thriller from #1 bestselling author Rob Jones.

Poised to return to work after a long bereavement leave, Detective Chief Inspector Jacob is called away from the sanctuary of his home to attend the grim discovery of human remains over a quarter of a century old. Found deep in woodland with its own grim history, they give little up, but he is soon confronted with local gossip of hauntings and witches.

The mystery deepens when a second person is murdered in the same woods, and Jacob soon realises he is hunting a killer who will stop at nothing to keep the darkest of secrets buried in the past. Working alongside Dr Sophie Anderson, a criminal psychologist with her own damaged past, they close the net until tragedy strikes again in this gripping romantic suspense thriller.

Set in the wild and beautiful Wiltshire Downs, The Fifth Grave is a fast-paced whodunit with a dash of humour and romance and a killer twist.  


For so long now, the girl up at Four Sisters had been their little secret, but now this man, this Jacob, was going to tell the world about her. He was going to throw light on the darkest night of their lives and when he did – how the cockroaches would scuttle away in all directions.

In Wiltshire Downs in Four Sisters Grove there has been a body uncovered that sets a chain of murders throughout the community.  Deputy Chief Inspector Tom Jacob lost his fiance in a tragic fire last year and is heading up the case. His boss doesn’t think he can handle it, but “he spent his career working hard to stop crime and violence and protect innocent people. Hiding away even after such a profound personal tragedy wasn’t in his nature.”

This is an exciting, nail-biting thriller where the bodies are piling up and the police are scrambling to make sense of it.  `

The characters are well-developed and interesting including the police, the forensic staff and the potential suspects. Jacob is a strong character who has a stubborn streak and doesn’t often play by the book, but he gets results. His fellow officers are competent and respect his authority.

An enthralling crime novel that keeps the reader on their toes. A great start to a new series.

Thank you to Mr. Jones for giving me the opportunity to review this book without expectation of a positive review.


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Rob Jones is the internationally bestselling author of seventeen archaeological adventure novels, including thirteen in the Joe Hawke series. Originally from England, today he lives in Australia with his wife and three children.  Follow Rob on Twitter and Facebook.


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