Meine letzte RezensionThe Embalmervon Alison Belsham
„The Embalmer“ is the final book of the „Sullivan & Mullins“-trilogy, a gripping and at times pretty gory series of crime novels set in Brighton.
When a mummified body appears out of nowhere at a Brighton museum, naturally, a lot of questions arise. Even more so, when it turns out that it isn’t some ancient body but a recently embalmbed one. Soon after, Egyptian burial jars with body parts start turning up and Detective Sullivan and his team realize they have a serial killer on the loose. And the clock is ticking, because they have set their eyes on one of their own…
I picked up this book because the synopsis, especially the Egyptian cult angle, sounded very intriguing to me. What I, for some reason, did not realize, though, was that „The Embalmer“ is the third book in a series. That’s probably the reason why it took me quite a while to really find into and enjoy the story.
Still, I ended up liking the main storyline a lot, which is very unique and exciting, and also quite enjoyed the secondary one focusing on Marni Mullin and her family.
I’d love to talk more about the characters in this book, but I since their backstories and relationships are established in the previous installments and I therefore didn’t get the full picture, I unfortunately didn’t really get a good feel for them. To be fair, the most important connections and occurrences are briefly recapped, but I still feel like I was missing quite a bit of what is going on.
I recommend „The Embalmer“ to fans of crime novels who enjoy reading about unique cases and don’t shy away from graphically described crime scenes and post mortems. I would also strongly suggest you read this series in order to avoid feeling as lost as I felt at times.