The Birdwatcher

The Birdwatcher

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Police Sergeant William South has a reason for not wanting to be on a murder investigation. He may be a murderer himself. He is partnered with the strong-willed Detective Sergeant Alexandra Cupidi, newly recruited to the Kent coast from London. Together they find the body, violently beaten, forced inside a wooden chest. Their suspect, Donnie Fraser, is a drifter from Northern Ireland. His presence in Kent disturbs William because he knew him as a boy. If the past is catching up with him, South wants to meet it head on. For even as he desperately investigates the connections, he knows there is no crime, however duplicitous or cruel, that can compare to the great lie of his childhood.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2017
Edition: First North American edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316316248
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Bird watcher
Call Number: SHAW, W


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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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