The Abbey by Chris Culver
The Abbey by Chris Culver is the first in a series of crime novels starring Detective Ash Rashid
Ash is a police officer in Indiana, who is studying law part time so he can get out of detective work before he loses his mind. He has seen enough death, and is currently self-medicating with alcohol (not part of his Muslim beliefs).
However, when his niece is murdered, and then her boyfriend commits suicide while confessing to her murder, Ash steps in. Something doesn’t sit well with him, and the harder he presses, the more danger he puts both himself and his family in. It gets so that he is afraid to trust anyone.
Really enjoyed this book. The characters are very well-written, the plot was original, and the overall pace and direction was entertaining. This is going to be an interesting series.
Read: March 2016