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Other items in direct contact with the body in the tomb, such as headrests, were also considered to have amuletic value. Almost every Book of the Dead was unique, containing a different mixture of spells drawn from the corpus of texts available.

For most of the history of the Book of the Dead there was no defined order or structure. The spells in the Book of the Dead depict Egyptian beliefs about the nature of death and the afterlife.

The Book of the Dead is a vital source of information about Egyptian beliefs in this area. One aspect of death was the disintegration of the various kheperu , or modes of existence.

Mummification served to preserve and transform the physical body into sah , an idealised form with divine aspects; [29] the Book of the Dead contained spells aimed at preserving the body of the deceased, which may have been recited during the process of mummification.

The ka , or life-force, remained in the tomb with the dead body, and required sustenance from offerings of food, water and incense.

In case priests or relatives failed to provide these offerings, Spell ensured the ka was satisfied. It was the ba , depicted as a human-headed bird, which could "go forth by day" from the tomb into the world; spells 61 and 89 acted to preserve it.

An akh was a blessed spirit with magical powers who would dwell among the gods. The nature of the afterlife which the dead person enjoyed is difficult to define, because of the differing traditions within Ancient Egyptian religion.

In the Book of the Dead , the dead were taken into the presence of the god Osiris , who was confined to the subterranean Duat. There are also spells to enable the ba or akh of the dead to join Ra as he travelled the sky in his sun-barque, and help him fight off Apep.

There are fields, crops, oxen, people and waterways. The deceased person is shown encountering the Great Ennead , a group of gods, as well as his or her own parents.

While the depiction of the Field of Reeds is pleasant and plentiful, it is also clear that manual labour is required.

For this reason burials included a number of statuettes named shabti , or later ushebti. The path to the afterlife as laid out in the Book of the Dead was a difficult one.

The deceased was required to pass a series of gates, caverns and mounds guarded by supernatural creatures. Their names—for instance, "He who lives on snakes" or "He who dances in blood"—are equally grotesque.

These creatures had to be pacified by reciting the appropriate spells included in the Book of the Dead ; once pacified they posed no further threat, and could even extend their protection to the dead person.

If all the obstacles of the Duat could be negotiated, the deceased would be judged in the "Weighing of the Heart" ritual, depicted in Spell The deceased was led by the god Anubis into the presence of Osiris.

There, the dead person swore that he had not committed any sin from a list of 42 sins , [44] reciting a text known as the "Negative Confession".

Maat was often represented by an ostrich feather, the hieroglyphic sign for her name. If the scales balanced, this meant the deceased had led a good life.

Anubis would take them to Osiris and they would find their place in the afterlife, becoming maa-kheru , meaning "vindicated" or "true of voice". This scene is remarkable not only for its vividness but as one of the few parts of the Book of the Dead with any explicit moral content.

The judgment of the dead and the Negative Confession were a representation of the conventional moral code which governed Egyptian society.

For every "I have not John Taylor points out the wording of Spells 30B and suggests a pragmatic approach to morality; by preventing the heart from contradicting him with any inconvenient truths, it seems that the deceased could enter the afterlife even if their life had not been entirely pure.

A Book of the Dead papyrus was produced to order by scribes. They were commissioned by people in preparation for their own funeral, or by the relatives of someone recently deceased.

They were expensive items; one source gives the price of a Book of the Dead scroll as one deben of silver, [51] perhaps half the annual pay of a labourer.

In one case, a Book of the Dead was written on second-hand papyrus. Most owners of the Book of the Dead were evidently part of the social elite; they were initially reserved for the royal family, but later papyri are found in the tombs of scribes, priests and officials.

Towards the beginning of the history of the Book of the Dead , there are roughly 10 copies belonging to men for every one for a woman.

The dimensions of a Book of the Dead could vary widely; the longest is 40m long while some are as short as 1m. The scribes working on Book of the Dead papyri took more care over their work than those working on more mundane texts; care was taken to frame the text within margins, and to avoid writing on the joints between sheets.

Books were often prefabricated in funerary workshops, with spaces being left for the name of the deceased to be written in later.

The text of a New Kingdom Book of the Dead was typically written in cursive hieroglyphs , most often from left to right, but also sometimes from right to left.

The hieroglyphs were in columns, which were separated by black lines — a similar arrangement to that used when hieroglyphs were carved on tomb walls or monuments.

Illustrations were put in frames above, below, or between the columns of text. The largest illustrations took up a full page of papyrus.

From the 21st Dynasty onward, more copies of the Book of the Dead are found in hieratic script. The calligraphy is similar to that of other hieratic manuscripts of the New Kingdom; the text is written in horizontal lines across wide columns often the column size corresponds to the size of the papyrus sheets of which a scroll is made up.

Occasionally a hieratic Book of the Dead contains captions in hieroglyphic. The text of a Book of the Dead was written in both black and red ink, regardless of whether it was in hieroglyphic or hieratic script.

Most of the text was in black, with red ink used for the titles of spells, opening and closing sections of spells, the instructions to perform spells correctly in rituals, and also for the names of dangerous creatures such as the demon Apep.

The style and nature of the vignettes used to illustrate a Book of the Dead varies widely. Some contain lavish colour illustrations, even making use of gold leaf.

Others contain only line drawings, or one simple illustration at the opening. Book of the Dead papyri were often the work of several different scribes and artists whose work was literally pasted together.

The existence of the Book of the Dead was known as early as the Middle Ages, well before its contents could be understood.

In Karl Richard Lepsius published a translation of a manuscript dated to the Ptolemaic era and coined the name " Book of The Dead" das Todtenbuch.

He also introduced the spell numbering system which is still in use, identifying different spells. The work of E.

Allen and Raymond O. Orientverlag has released another series of related monographs, Totenbuchtexte , focused on analysis, synoptic comparison, and textual criticism.

Research work on the Book of the Dead has always posed technical difficulties thanks to the need to copy very long hieroglyphic texts.

Initially, these were copied out by hand, with the assistance either of tracing paper or a camera lucida. In the midth century, hieroglyphic fonts became available and made lithographic reproduction of manuscripts more feasible.

Westphall travels to Estonia, chasing leads and shadows that may lead to an international drugs and organ trafficking conspiracy. Praise for Song of the Dead: Lindsay writes with an economy and skill all too rare in modern fiction.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 09, Paromjit rated it it was amazing Shelves: Song of the Dead oozes atmosphere, gets under your skin and settles there whilst contemplating philosophical conundrums within which a crime story resides.

It is located in Aberdeen and Estonia. DI Ben Westphall, a man who has one foot in this world and the other in the world of the dead, packs a punch as a man and a investigator.

He has prescient qualities and is aided by ghosts. He used to work for the security services from where he developed his fear of flying. He is going to need all his gi Song of the Dead oozes atmosphere, gets under your skin and settles there whilst contemplating philosophical conundrums within which a crime story resides.

He is going to need all his gifts to untangle a dark, murky, and dangerous trail. It begins with Westphall travelling to Estonia the long way round to meet a man, John Baden, who is supposed to have died 12 years ago.

Baden claims to have been held captive for 12 years where body parts have been extracted from him and he has been forced to have sex with different women.

Whilst being haunted by the suicide of Dorothy, who worked at the British Embassy, Westphall finds himself encountering the illegal trade in organs, twisted deceptions and danger around every corner.

The novel is steeped with melancholy, grief and loss. Westphall emanates these qualities and communes with the dead. The weather adds its echoes to the dark content present in the story.

There is consideration of how a person might exist as two people. And the notions of what is real, for example, the title of this novel is seen as a book both by Melanie Waverly and Westphall, yet it does not exist.

This is an extraordinary, intelligent and off kilter read which I cannot recommend highly enough. View all 8 comments. Sep 20, Lee rated it really liked it.

Thank you to Netgalley and Freight Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. A man once declared dead reappears stating he has been the subject of organ harvesting.

Once this theme began I was unsure if this was a topic I would enjoy reading about but Lindsay creates some great characters and the plot is so engaging Thank you to Netgalley and Freight Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Once this theme began I was unsure if this was a topic I would enjoy reading about but Lindsay creates some great characters and the plot is so engaging that I kept turning the pages.

It is well paced with lots of twists and turns that keep the reader wanting more, just the way I like it. I would highly recommend this book.

Sent to investigate a strange situation in Estonia, Ben may be in over his head. Years ago, two UK tourists visited Eastern Europe.

The man disappeared, and shortly his corpse was pulled from a lake and identified by three people. His girlfriend dropped out of sig Review: His girlfriend dropped out of sight.

Now a man has entered an Estonian police station, claiming the identity of the dead man, explaining he had been confined and subjected to organ harvesting.

Dec 22, donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book from the very first page. DI Ben Westphall is a compelling protagonist whose interactions with everyone he meets involve emotional insight and quite often empathy and genuine connection.

Although it is the plot that draws most readers to the mystery genre, I always need a good dose of psychological character development and this book has that.

This is my first an I loved this book from the very first page. This is my first and I imagine I will be making my way through everything else he is written slowly over the next couple years as I can get my hands on them.

May 20, Susan Angela Wallace rated it really liked it. John Baden went missing from his partner while on holiday. This was a good read. Jan 16, Helen Leecy rated it it was ok.

The first ten chapters are just about DI Westphall travelling to Estonia with random stories from his history thrown in. When they do discuss the case of the re-appearing man and what he says happened to him over the last 12 years, it is just a few paragraphs.

This is the story I signed up for, with the DI as the interweaving character. However, the book appears to be mainly about the DI with the case being in the periphery; this makes it is really slow going and quite boring.

The action scenes are quite gripping, but the in-between bits just feel drawn out and unnecessary especially the random stories that come out of nowhere about smaller characters.

They were merely random stories about random characters that had nothing to do with what should have been the main story.

However, it was ruined by the very bizarre supernatural element that had been included in the book. The DI seemed like a raving lunatic for what he was prepared to believe.

This element lost the story any credibility. Dec 20, Alison Eden rated it liked it. The story itself was intriguing and when the action happened it was really gripping but I felt there was too much description and not enough action particularly in the first part of the book.

It seemed odd the way that Dorothy appeared in the book to tell her time travel story and then appear in dreams to give Ben clues as to how to solve the crime.

Probably not, on the whole, but I did find it a little distracting. Would I read more in this series? Not sure which is a shame because I had high hopes for this after reading the description.

Nov 17, Alan rated it liked it Shelves: This one seemed to pile on the noir gloominess a tad too much. The lead investigator also seemed a bit clueless.

The main plot of the villains and the final twist were rather unbelievable. The research around the Estonian segments did ring true at least e.

Jan 06, Christine Rennie rated it liked it Shelves: With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review. This was book 1 in the DI Westphall series and I found it a very gloomy and introspective book, which was very long and drawn out.

I kept thinking something would happen at the end to make it worthwhile carrying on reading to the end. Jul 15, Kathleen rated it really liked it.

I like this character, DI Ben Westphall, and want to learn more about him. He seems to exist in a parallel reality and as a detective it is interesting.

He picks up emotions in the environment and obviously as an investigator that would be a fascinating skill. There were some unanswered questions in this book relative to the characters so I look forward to the next installment.

Jan 28, Katherine Hayward rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 26, Kath rated it it was amazing. I have been a bit of a fan of this author ever since I read and thoroughly enjoyed his Barney Thomson books back in when I got my first Kindle.

Since then, I have read pretty much every other book he has written and thoroughly enjoyed them too, so I was very much looking forward to this, the start of another new series.

I love the characters that this guy comes up with and this new one, DI Ben Westphall is well on his way to becoming another favourite of mine.

He is not the stereotypical fla I have been a bit of a fan of this author ever since I read and thoroughly enjoyed his Barney Thomson books back in when I got my first Kindle.

He is not the stereotypical flawed cop like you tend to get these days. Yes he has his little idiosyncrasy insofar as his travel arrangements are concerned but I did like that as the journeys he has to take do allow him time to ponder, formulate and also allow the reader some respite from the action and I did find this concept very refreshing.

That as well as the added side-effect of some great descriptions of these journeys all added to the overall ambience of the book.

His reappearance has thrown a lot of people as his death had been confirmed years ago. He claims to have been kept prisoner for the past 12 years.

These claims are backed up by medical evidence, but is he who he claims to be and, if so, who was the person identified as him years ago.

Westphall meets with Baden in Estonia, and together with local police, they find the place in the woods that he claims to have been held at.

To say I thoroughly enjoyed this book would be an understatement. I raced through it start to finish in a day; it gripped me so much.

I was drawn in right from the start and pretty much immersed myself into the story throughout. The plotting is tight and very well worked through.

It had me running around in my head along with Westphall as I rushed to try and make sense of it all too. As already mentioned, this author writes great characters and the ones here are of the same great standard that I have got used to and indeed expect.

I always say that I have to connect in some way with them. Not necessarily like them, but connect on some emotional level and I definitely achieved this in this book.

Pacing was good too. The book really did hit the ground running and, apart from the times of respite already mentioned, the action remained high throughout, leading to a perfectly satisfying ending.

Description and narrative were also well balanced. The descriptive parts, especially those of the journeys and Estonia, added to rather than distracted from the storyline.

All in all, another winner from Mr Lindsay. I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Apr 28, Paul Cresswell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Freight Books Release date:

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January 22, Genre: YA Fantasy Recommended Age: Odessa is determined to e Disclaimer: For the most part I really liked this book. I liked the writing and I felt that it was easy to follow along.

Finally, I like how the author kept some consistences from the first book. Odessa was still dealing with her addiction and they both continually dealt with their partners deaths.

While a lot of readers would say that this was prolonged, I disagree on the principal that it is realistic and needs to be written that way. Weeks, months, and sometimes years later the sadness still lingers.

An good ending to a great duology. Dec 17, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: I fell in love with Reign of the Fallen as soon as I started reading it.

I love the characters and the magic in this world. I love the fact that this book touches on everyday issues that people face.

Grief, love, addiction, friendship. The dynamics of the friends in Song of the Dead is wonderful and you truly feel like they love each other.

The romance in this book is nice, there are some really sweet couples! I was almost worried that the main romance would be overbearing and take over the plot, but it ended up working in nicely.

I do have to admit that I was more invested in the side characters love lives though. I am quite obsessed with the magic in this world, as I said before.

I find it so interesting that the magical abilities you have are linked to eye color! Also - the animal familiars are my fav! This book took a completely different path than I thought it would.

It went a little darker towards the end, and I was definitely shocked and a little sad about certain events. I really think it ended just how it needed to though.

I really want more from this world! There are so many characters that Sarah could focus on and run with their stories!

And I need more Nipper in my life! I am incredibly excited for the cover reveal of this book! Not to mention, look at this cover! Jul 06, Heather Hughes rated it it was amazing.

This review is spoiler free. I want to give a very special thanks to my friend Sarah for allowing me to read this book early because I could not contain my excitement!

Okay, so we are pretty much where we left off. Odessa and Meredy are on the ship together and plan to explore the world just like Evander would have.

Of course, things go wrong. A deadly disease is slowly spr This review is spoiler free. A deadly disease is slowly spreading. New discoveries are made.

I truly missed this character and I was so fascinated and in love with her emotional turmoil. She is still reeling from the death of Evander while also battling her growing feelings for Meredy.

Had to get that out there. I wish I had a Nipper of my own…if reality was like that. We meet new characters in this book too.

Can I call an inanimate object a character? I know an explanation for this thing was given and how it worked, but I do kind of wish something bigger was behind it.

I was reading a very suspenseful and intense scene. It turns out a cricket jumped on my bare foot. Talk about heart stopping.

Unless Penguin Teen decides they want more. Who else votes for another or an Evander novella? In conclusion, there is not enough that I can say about this book without breaking my fingers off while typing.

Jul 06, Natalie rated it it was amazing. I already know this book is going to be magical. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

In fact, it was probably a fantasy-contemporary, if such a genre exists. I loved it for its inclusiveness and ALSO the fact that it was different, but all said and done, the book was hard to read.

The pace and tone of the series changed completely in this book. While Reign of the Fallen focused on a country being stuck in its ways, the Dead, grief and loss, Song of the Dead was about exploration, invention, the family we choose, change, healing and love.

I absolutely loved Nipper and her loyalty and it was just a lot of fun to see a dragon in the book. I loved the easy camaraderie between Jax, Simeon, Odessa, Valoria, Meredy and all the new additions to their crew.

Would I recommend this series? Jan 18, Erin Jackson rated it really liked it. Odessa is a great protagonist in my opinion.

What I like about her is that she loves who she loves regardless of whether they are male or female. I have never read a story with a character like this.

At one point in this series she loved Evander and then fell in love with his sister Meredy after his death. As far as Song of the dead goes , I tried to figure out what that song was supposed to be.

Was it someone singing it? Did the dead create a choir to belt out some tunes. However, once I learned what that meant I was pleasantly surprised.

This copy of the novel that I received from Penguin is pages long. I was able to follow along without difficulty.

Every character left an impression on me even down to the ones that were unable to speak. I felt bad for the spirits and those who fell during the battle.

Without spoiling a major part of the story, I will say that there is a shocking part that I as always did not see coming.

I rated this book four stars out of five. Jan 24, psiedoll rated it liked it. If in the first book we see Odessa struggling to find her place in the world after she experienced the loss of her first love.

In this book, Odessa has finally find her place, and her love. One of the things I have adored about this duology, is the normality in which bisexuality is treated.

How cool would it be if that would be the real world? A strong no no however is the main couple, which did not convince me even in the second book.

I think it was pretty forced. Another thing I disliked was the lack of a main important plot: It could have been so much more, but nonetheless, it was a pretty enjoyable book.

Song of the Dead: Dec 24, Samantha rated it really liked it Shelves: The book picks up where it left off from Reign and while it seemed confusing and unnecessary at first, it all comes into play as the book goes on.

Overall, I think the plot of this book was just as interesting and odd as the first one, which made me want to keep going 3.

Simply amazing and a great continuation after Reign of the Fallen. Full review to come! Thank you to Penguin Teen for an advanced copy. All thoughts are my own.

Jan 21, Nada Hosny rated it it was amazing. It feels good breaking things. Destroying a little bit of the world that seems to bent on destroying us.

So travelling in a fantasy world? The book is pages but it was so packed and fast tracked It feels good breaking things.

A lot of new Characters join in this part, and somehow i still loved them? Jan 12, Avery Book Deviant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Having read and loved Reign of the Fallen, I was ecstatic to be given the opportunity to dive into Song of the Dead slightly early.

The characters are probably my favorite part of this series, and Song of the Dead put a lot development into the familiar characters, but also introduces some really interesting new characters.

But I will Having read and loved Reign of the Fallen, I was ecstatic to be given the opportunity to dive into Song of the Dead slightly early.

But I will make one thing clear before I start gushing about the characters: The plot is there, but it comes in later, and is slowly developed until the very, very end.

Check out my full review on The Book Deviant! Jan 25, Carina Olsen rated it it was ok. I truly did try my hardest to enjoy this second book.

But it was so impossible. And I have no idea where to begin with this review of mine. I have so many thoughts to share. Pretty much all of them will not be positive.

It bothered me so very much. I will do my very best not to be too harsh in my review. I also I truly did try my hardest to enjoy this second book.

I also do not mind that others will love this book. Everyone has different taste. But for me, this was a two star.

Not a very positive one. Tried so very hard to like this. But will begin by sharing what I did like about this book, before I start sharing all the things I did not.

Which I may not be able to stop writing about. All my the words are stopping. Because I honestly cannot think of anything that I did like about this book.

In the first book I enjoyed the writing a lot, and I loved the world, I loved the dead. Nothing was the same in this second book.

The writing bothered me from start to finish. The world was completely different too, somewhat. And I honestly do not know what I liked about this sequel.

It is a two star. Because I could have hated it more than I did. I could have hated every page of it. I still managed to finish it. I still enjoyed reading about this world.

I still wanted to know more about the people living there and of all the places they lived in. I wanted to know more about all the magic in this world and all the creatures too.

I did not get nearly enough of any of it, though. Except they are the size of dogs. And they bark like dogs. And behaves like cats.

And are not one percent scary, sadly. The dragons disappointed me. And that makes me sad too, haha. I thought that would be something I would love.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 09, Paromjit rated it it was amazing Shelves: Song of the Dead oozes atmosphere, gets under your skin and settles there whilst contemplating philosophical conundrums within which a crime story resides.

It is located in Aberdeen and Estonia. DI Ben Westphall, a man who has one foot in this world and the other in the world of the dead, packs a punch as a man and a investigator.

He has prescient qualities and is aided by ghosts. He used to work for the security services from where he developed his fear of flying.

He is going to need all his gi Song of the Dead oozes atmosphere, gets under your skin and settles there whilst contemplating philosophical conundrums within which a crime story resides.

He is going to need all his gifts to untangle a dark, murky, and dangerous trail. It begins with Westphall travelling to Estonia the long way round to meet a man, John Baden, who is supposed to have died 12 years ago.

Baden claims to have been held captive for 12 years where body parts have been extracted from him and he has been forced to have sex with different women.

Whilst being haunted by the suicide of Dorothy, who worked at the British Embassy, Westphall finds himself encountering the illegal trade in organs, twisted deceptions and danger around every corner.

The novel is steeped with melancholy, grief and loss. Westphall emanates these qualities and communes with the dead. The weather adds its echoes to the dark content present in the story.

There is consideration of how a person might exist as two people. And the notions of what is real, for example, the title of this novel is seen as a book both by Melanie Waverly and Westphall, yet it does not exist.

This is an extraordinary, intelligent and off kilter read which I cannot recommend highly enough. View all 8 comments.

Sep 20, Lee rated it really liked it. Thank you to Netgalley and Freight Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

A man once declared dead reappears stating he has been the subject of organ harvesting. Once this theme began I was unsure if this was a topic I would enjoy reading about but Lindsay creates some great characters and the plot is so engaging Thank you to Netgalley and Freight Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Once this theme began I was unsure if this was a topic I would enjoy reading about but Lindsay creates some great characters and the plot is so engaging that I kept turning the pages.

It is well paced with lots of twists and turns that keep the reader wanting more, just the way I like it. I would highly recommend this book.

Sent to investigate a strange situation in Estonia, Ben may be in over his head. Years ago, two UK tourists visited Eastern Europe.

The man disappeared, and shortly his corpse was pulled from a lake and identified by three people. His girlfriend dropped out of sig Review: His girlfriend dropped out of sight.

Now a man has entered an Estonian police station, claiming the identity of the dead man, explaining he had been confined and subjected to organ harvesting.

Dec 22, donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved this book from the very first page. DI Ben Westphall is a compelling protagonist whose interactions with everyone he meets involve emotional insight and quite often empathy and genuine connection.

Although it is the plot that draws most readers to the mystery genre, I always need a good dose of psychological character development and this book has that.

This is my first an I loved this book from the very first page. This is my first and I imagine I will be making my way through everything else he is written slowly over the next couple years as I can get my hands on them.

May 20, Susan Angela Wallace rated it really liked it. John Baden went missing from his partner while on holiday.

This was a good read. Jan 16, Helen Leecy rated it it was ok. The first ten chapters are just about DI Westphall travelling to Estonia with random stories from his history thrown in.

When they do discuss the case of the re-appearing man and what he says happened to him over the last 12 years, it is just a few paragraphs.

This is the story I signed up for, with the DI as the interweaving character. However, the book appears to be mainly about the DI with the case being in the periphery; this makes it is really slow going and quite boring.

The action scenes are quite gripping, but the in-between bits just feel drawn out and unnecessary especially the random stories that come out of nowhere about smaller characters.

They were merely random stories about random characters that had nothing to do with what should have been the main story. However, it was ruined by the very bizarre supernatural element that had been included in the book.

The DI seemed like a raving lunatic for what he was prepared to believe. This element lost the story any credibility.

Dec 20, Alison Eden rated it liked it. The story itself was intriguing and when the action happened it was really gripping but I felt there was too much description and not enough action particularly in the first part of the book.

It seemed odd the way that Dorothy appeared in the book to tell her time travel story and then appear in dreams to give Ben clues as to how to solve the crime.

Probably not, on the whole, but I did find it a little distracting. Would I read more in this series? Not sure which is a shame because I had high hopes for this after reading the description.

Nov 17, Alan rated it liked it Shelves: This one seemed to pile on the noir gloominess a tad too much. The lead investigator also seemed a bit clueless.

The main plot of the villains and the final twist were rather unbelievable. The research around the Estonian segments did ring true at least e. Jan 06, Christine Rennie rated it liked it Shelves: With thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the book in exchange for an honest review.

This was book 1 in the DI Westphall series and I found it a very gloomy and introspective book, which was very long and drawn out.

I kept thinking something would happen at the end to make it worthwhile carrying on reading to the end. Jul 15, Kathleen rated it really liked it.

I like this character, DI Ben Westphall, and want to learn more about him. He seems to exist in a parallel reality and as a detective it is interesting.

He picks up emotions in the environment and obviously as an investigator that would be a fascinating skill. There were some unanswered questions in this book relative to the characters so I look forward to the next installment.

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