J.M. Dalgliesh is a new author for me, but I will certainly be reading more from him.
Divided House introduces DI Nathaniel Caslin. Nate Caslin had been on an upward career path with Scotland Yard, but he made a mistake and is now the odd man out in York.
His marriage is on the rocks, and his personal life is a mess, but there is an integrity that keeps him from falling into a hopeless abyss.
When no one else seems concerned about the disappearance of a young family, Nate listens to his own internal warnings that something is drastically wrong.
The commitment to solving a complex case has Nate slowly emerging from his tendency to hide in substance abuse and alcohol and to gradually regain some of the trust he has lost.
Dalgliesh has created an intriguing character in a well-plotted dark example of detective fiction. I will be on to the next one in the series soon!
Detective Fiction/Police Procedural. May, 2018. Print length: 335 pages.