I got this book from HarperCollinsCanada – The Reading Group on MySpace.
In Absolution, twenty years ago PC (Police Constable) Alan McAlpine was guarding the room of a young woman who was viciously attacked. Now he is DCI (Detective Chief Inspector) and is leading the investigation in the “Crucifixion Killer”, named so because of the position of the victims. The case from 20 years ago has haunted McAlpine and continues to haunt him while he returns to the very precinct he worked earlier.
I loved it. It had great characters, good twists, and a fantastic ending. I didn’t see that coming at all. All in all it was a really good mystery/thriller.
My favourite character was Alan McAlpine. He wasn’t an easy character to like because he came across as moody, cranky and hard. The back of the book mentions a “planned series”. That’s very intriguing, especially after that ending. I can’t wait to see what the author does next.
I’d recommend it.