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The Sound of Her Voice by Nathan Blackwell

Genre: Crime
Source: Compulsive Readers

About the Book

Some murder cases you can’t forget.
No matter how hard you try.
The body of a woman has been found on a pristine New Zealand beach – over a decade after she was murdered.
Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland Police is certain it carries all the hallmarks of an unsolved crime he investigated 12 years ago: when Samantha Coates walked out one day and never came home.
Re-opening the case, Buchanan begins to piece the terrible crimes together, setting into motion a chain of events that will force him to the darkest corners of society – and back into his deepest obsession…

My Thoughts

If you are looking for a different crime book, this is the one you should start reading right now, it will surprise you, I am sure!
This is not the typical detective book I am used to, it’s mostly centered on the live of the Detective Matt Buchanan, his life and police work, how he changes through the years but his priorities always remain the same, taking care of his family and try always to discover the truth, no matter what.
I’ll admit that I am so used to read books centered on the case and discover who the killer is that I don’t usually think how the cases and the victim scenes affect to the detectives, that’s why I was so surprised with this story. We could understand the sadness, impotence and desperation that sometimes detectives feel on a case, how they can not break the rules because it could affect the case even when they see that there’s something wrong… But what can they do if they feel the justice will not be fair? Follow the rules or break them?
This is a crime book, yes, but I think it’s much more deep than that, we will read about an old case and how the investigation will affect to Matt and make him doubt about everything he always believed
This is the first novel of Nathan Blackwell but I really can’t wait to read his next book! Ready to discover The Sound of her Voice?

About The Author

Nathan Blackwell was raised on Auckland’s North Shore and attended Westlake Boys’ High School before commencing a ten-year career in the New Zealand Police. Seven of those years were spent as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch, where he was exposed to human nature at its strongest and bravest, but also at its most depraved and horrific. He investigated a wide range of cases including drug manufacture, child abuse, corruption, serious violence, rape and murder. Because some of his work was conducted covertly, Nathan chooses to hide his true identity.