Dead But Not Buried
by Iain North is free from Amenta Publishing.
A student is found dead in the Scottish Highlands. Journalist Jim Buchan cuts short his holiday to investigate. He canít afford not to. His career has been on a downward spiral ever since his nervous breakdown.
The following day the charred remains of a man are discovered in a burned out caravan. In both cases, the evidence points to a teenage runaway fleeing an abusive uncle. When she dies in a road accident, Jim wraps up his front page scoop and prepares to return to his holiday.
But another brutal murder forces him to reassess his original theory. It has all the hallmarks of a revenge killing. But Jim is not convinced and the discovery of an unlicensed drug takes his investigation in a whole new direction.
With his marriage on the rocks and a rebellious teenage daughter to contend with, Jim seeks solace in the arms of a much younger female journalist. But rather than offer him a shoulder to cry on, she forces him face up to some uncomfortable home truths about his own desires.
Drawn into a web of exploitation, manipulation and greed, by those closest to their victims and by others who should be beyond reproach, Jim discovers that it is only a matter of time before secrets long buried start to resurface.