The Birdwatcher

The Birdwatcher

A Novel

Book - 2016
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A methodical, diligent, and exceptionally bright detective, South is an avid birdwatcher and trusted figure in his small town on the rugged Kentish coast. He also lives with the deeply buried secret that, as a child in Northern Ireland, he may have killed a man. When a fellow birdwatcher is found murdered in his remote home, South's world flips. The culprit seems to be a drifter from South's childhood; the victim was the only person connecting South to his early crime; and a troubled, vivacious new female sergeant has been relocated from London and assigned to work with South. As our hero investigates, he must work ever-harder to keep his own connections to the victim, and his past, a secret.
Publisher: ©2016
New York :, Mulholland Books, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First North American edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316316248
Branch Call Number: F Shaw
Characteristics: 329 pages ;,25 cm


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KHaney Aug 10, 2017

Had a bad day, and needed to escape into a book, picked this one up yesterday and headed out around the pool with it. Bad day receded...time went on...skipped dinner ...kept reading, only looked up when I finished the book to immediately put another of William Shaw's books on hold! So happy when I discover a great new author. Loved the somewhat tormented, but honourable main character, would love to see him again in another book, but not too sure that will happen.

Jul 22, 2017

Now I know what all the fuss was about. I feel like I'm the last person on the planet to read this & wish I'd got to it sooner. Great read, devoured it in a day. Highly recommend this, especially if you're a fan of Ann Cleeves, Jim Kelly, Stuart Neville and/or Anthony Quinn.


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