Synopses & Reviews
Dundee-based private investigator J. McNee finds his past is about to catch up with him in this intriguing mystery
Suspended from the Association of British Investigators and facing an enquiry into his alleged misconduct over four years previously, J McNee's career hangs in the balance. The last thing he needs is new business. But when the mother of a murdered child asks him to re-open a case he helped close during his time in the police, McNee can't refuse. Is the wrong man serving a life sentence for a series of brutal murders? And, if so, why did he admit his guilt before the court? As McNee searches for answers, he finds himself forced to make a terrifying moral choice: one that will change his life forever.
An intriguing murder mystery involving many unexpected twists and turns, Mothers of the Disappeared blends the grit of classic American hardboiled fiction with a distinctly Scottish voice and attitude.
"McLean's absorbing fourth mystery featuring the Dundee, Scotland, PI" Publishers Weekly
"The reader is made to share McNee's agony, which is upsetting, but that's just what the author intended." Booklist
When the mother of a murdered child asks PI J McNee to re-open a case he helped close during his time in the police, McNee is faced with some uncomfortable questions. Is the wrong man serving a life sentence for a series of brutal murders? If so, why did he admit his guilt before the court? McNee must make a terrifying moral choice.
About the Author
Russel D. McLean is the author of three previous novels featuring Dundonian private investigator J McNee, the first of which, The Good Son, was shortlisted for the Shamus Best First PI novel of 2009 by the Private Eye Writers of America. For the past ten years, Russel has worked in the book industry as a bookseller, reviewer and author. Originally from Fife in Scotland, he currently divides his time between Dundee and Glasgow.