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The Abbey

The Abbey - Chris Culver Product Description:
“Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can't stand the thought of handling another death investigation. In another year, he'll be out of the department completely. That's the plan, at least, until his niece's body is found in the guest home of one of his city's most wealthy citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but the case doesn't add up. Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece's murderer, but the longer he searches, the more entangled he becomes in a case that hits increasingly close to home. If he doesn't solve it fast, his niece won't be the only family member he has to bury.”

I downloaded this book from Amazon because it was $0.99. I admit that might not be the best reason to read a book, but considering I’ve never read anything by Chris Culver in the past; it was as good a reason as any. In the long run I think it will work out. I really enjoyed the book. Ash, is a former detective studying to become a lawyer. He’s a bit of an alcoholic, although I believe he refers to it as a hobby that involves alcohol. The story opens with Ash doing a death notification. We quickly find out that this isn’t any ordinary notification; the girl who has died is his niece.

From this point forward, the reader follows Ash through his investigation into his niece’s death and the plot twists that occur. Ash is definitely a flawed character, but you find yourself rooting for him as he gets dragged further into the grey lines of what is right and wrong.

An excellent read.