Blood Truth Matt Coyle
This is the first Matt Coyle book I have read, and to be honest I felt like a stranger at a family party. Which is a shame because I really liked the story and the characters.
Coyle’s main character is Rick Cahill who served a short time as a cop before becoming a Private Investigator.
This story starts with a run of the mill is-my-husband-cheating-on-me case with a difference. The woman asking for Ricks help is his ex, and probably the biggest love of his life.
During the investigation, Cahill is helped by a fellow investigator Moira, who although acid tongued and quick to mock, is obviously holding some type of feelings for him.
When the other woman, turns up dead Cahill, and his ex, come under suspicion.
Another strand sees Cahill come into possession of evidence in a historic murder case. The case his father was involved in just before being kicked out of the Police for being in cohorts with the local mob; but does the evidence prove his innocence or guilt. This sees Cahill struggling with memories of his father and trying to piece together the facts of the old case
Set in La Jolla California the back drop to this story is reminiscent of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch books. Hot mean and moody. The writing is more in the vain of Raymond Chandler’s Marlowe books.
It may be that I need to read the other stories in the series that left me a bit lost in places in this book.
It may be the fact that Matt Coyle isn’t hugely available in the UK which has kept me from reading his books in the past.
But what is a definite fact is that I will be downloading the back series of the Cahill books and reading them through the summer, because as much as I felt like a stranger at a party, I enjoyed the party