Graham Smith

Watching the Bodies

"Watching The Bodies’ is a cracking read..."


When Jake Boulder is asked by his PI friend to help investigate the vicious murder of Kira Niemeyer, he soon finds himself tracking a serial killer who selects his next victim in a most unusual manner.

As the body count rises, Boulder has to work with the police to identify the heinous killer before more lives are taken. What ensues is a twisted game of cat and mouse, that only Boulder or the Watcher can survive.

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In his latest novel, Graham Smith demonstrates his knowledge of and fondness for the US set thriller. But this is no pastiche, this is a solid, original take on the genre with twists aplenty to satisfy even the most jaded reader. First to Boulder himself. He's not your usual investigator. He's a Scotsman abroad who likes a scrap – no surprises there – loves his mother and works in a local bar when he's asked to help out in this case. A deliberate set of choices by the author that separates Boulder from the legion of characters we usually meet in this type of novel. The sense of place is strong, there's a nice line in humour and the killer's method of choosing his victims is truly original – offering a twisted little thrill to those who enjoy a good serial killer story. 'Watching The Bodies' is a cracking read, feels ripe for a movie adaptation, and will hook you in like a literary version of crack. Word of warning: don't take this book to bed with you. You will be up ALL night.

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