Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review: Switcheroo


(A Gideon Oliver Mystery)
Aaron Elkins
This is a well crafted forensic mystery novel set in the Channel Islands. Gideon, a Professor of forensic anthropology is asked by Rafe Carlisle, a Jersey islander if he would look at some bones that are considered to belong to his father who died in 1964. Rafe would like Gideon to examine the bones in order to shed light on the circumstances of his father's death. The bones were found in a tar pit five years after his father disappeared and his uncle was killed. At the time of his disappearance, Roddy Carlisle was suspected of having killed his cousin George Skinner. But while examining these bones another murder occurs that may be linked to the old case Gideon is examining. Will Gideon be able to shed some light on that one as well?

This is a mystery with an historical slant, an interesting setting and a plot the has enough twists and turns to satisfy any discerning reader. It's also a very good read for anyone interested in forensic mysteries.

Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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