The Fifth Grave by Rob Jones – Book Review

The Fifth Grave by Rob Jones – Book Review



A stunning new crime thriller from #1 bestselling author Rob Jones.

Poised to return to work after a long bereavement leave, Detective Chief Inspector Jacob is called away from the sanctuary of his home to attend the grim discovery of human remains over a quarter of a century old. Found deep in woodland with its own grim history, they give little up, but he is soon confronted with local gossip of hauntings and witches.

The mystery deepens when a second person is murdered in the same woods, and Jacob soon realises he is hunting a killer who will stop at nothing to keep the darkest of secrets buried in the past. Working alongside Dr Sophie Anderson, a criminal psychologist with her own damaged past, they close the net until tragedy strikes again in this gripping romantic suspense thriller.

Set in the wild and beautiful Wiltshire Downs, The Fifth Grave is a fast-paced whodunit with a dash of humour and romance and a killer twist.  



DCI Jacob is back at work after time off due to a tragedy, his fiancé died in a fire that was intended to kill him…..he still has nightmares..

A woman’s body is found in the four sisters coppice by a metal detectorist…..who is she? And do the case begins…..

There are more deaths and Jacob and his team are determined to find the killer….he even brings Dr Sophie Anderson, a criminal psychologist and FBI trained profiler on the case. She has her own nightmares about The Ferryman who had almost killed her before his incarceration… there a budding romance here with Jacob?

This is a really engrossing thriller, a solid police procedural with a dark, occult edge. The descriptive writing builds an atmosphere of creepy menace and fully rounded, believable characters, with all their foibles and troubles. Slowly building tension from start to finish…..I can’t wait for the next in the series…..

Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here

Author Bio:

Rob Jones is the internationally bestselling author of seventeen archaeological adventure novels, including thirteen in the Joe Hawke series. Originally from England, today he lives in Australia with his wife and three children.


Twitter: @AuthorRobJones

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