It's a wonder Anderson's solid
procedurals about Scottish forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod haven't yet been
turned into an ITV drama series. Till then, this fourth book will do nicely
for those who like a gory mystery with a tidy plot in which everything
conveniently connects. Anderson marshals all the elements of a good crime
novel most efficiently, and the book moves at a fair pace.
Scotland on Sunday
Continuing with a 'Scottish' theme this weekend I moved from Rankin's
Edinburgh to Lin Anderson's Glasgow!
This series captured me a while back and this 4th book about Rhonda
MacLeod was back on form after what was a slightly weird 3rd book in the
series. Dark Flight was dark and wonderful ... and as one of the
book reviews says ' A sexy new rival for old
This was, for me, one of the best books in this series. The characters
have grown and the background stories of their personal lives are
starting to make a statement. The actual case in this book was well
written and full of twists. The story was well written and as a reader
you are well informed about everything you need to know to have
everything make sense.
I liked the 'African' angle in this book, and the link of Glasgow with
Nigeria is just one of the aspects of this story that the author
obviously did a lot of research about, and I actually at some points
really felt I was 'there' because of the great descriptions and writing
I am soooo looking forward to another in this series. I am sure it will
be a while though.
Amberkatze's Book Blog
Wow, this one opens with a proverbial slap to the face and continues to
relish in the detail. Disturbing and convincing , you will be looking
over your shoulder afterwards! The characters and atmosphere is so well
written that I quickly slipped in to that lovely place where the reader
immerses themself in the novel. Enjoy, but not for the squeamish if
vivid detail and raw sexuality is not your thing.
DARK FLIGHT REVIEWS
FLIGHT, the fourth novel in the Rhona MacLeod series, was published in hardback by Hodder on 26th July 2007.
adventures of Anderson's heroine Rhona MacLeod, the sexy
thirty-something forensic scientist from Glasgow at the heart of
this, the author's fourth novel, would make Ian Rankin's old man
Rebus choke on his whisky chaser. Which is just the reaction that
Anderson is looking for. "Every one of my books begins with a very
scary scene" she explains.
Dark Flight certainly knows how to splash the red stuff. Anderson's
tale of black magic, ritual sacrifice, and child abduction chills
Lin Anderson was interviewed when
DARK FLIGHT was featured on BBC Radio FIVE LIVE for Simon Mayo's
interesting, very enjoyable, and truly, truly disturbing ...
... more (panel reviews)
The house was a bloodbath - the younger woman mutilated, the older
woman dead at the hands of a killer she probably didn't even see.
In the blood was a footprint belonging
to the crime's only potential witness - a six-year-old boy who had
vanished, leaving behind a macabre clue - bones tied in the shape of
a diagonal cross.
It's a gut-wrenching kill that takes forensic scientist Dr. Rhona
McLeod from the cold streets of Glasgow to the searing heat of
Nigeria, in search of the demons that demand the ultimate sacrifice.
Forget Las Vegas, forget Miami, this is CSI Dowanhill and it'll keep
your adrenalin pumping from the first terrifying page until the
Pat Austin on Dark Flight by Lin Anderson: "I especially liked the way
Anderson took a story that is fairly common knowledge and wove it into
her plot. The characters are rounded and believable and the
relationships well drawn. The plot speeds along, from Glasgow to Nigeria
and is full of tension and suspense."
Click here to hear author Lin Anderson read the spine-tingling
opening to DARK FLIGHT.
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