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The Body in the Mist

The Body in the Mist

by Nick Louth


General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 20 May 2019


Family can be terrifying, but rarely literally so. The newest DCI Gillard takes the term skeleton in the closet and brings it home to roost. Called out to help his elderly aunts with what appears to be a car theft and a hit and run, DCI Gillard faces multiple challenges in the form of their emotional blackmail, his Alzheimer ridden uncle Philip’s confession to murder, and his need to stay professional in his dealings with the local constabulary.

At first, it seems there is no hope of establishing the identity of the hit and run victim killed with Aunt Barbara’s car. DI Tallantire has her work cut out for her. The book’s action picks up as the reader is immersed into the lives of DCI Gillard’s extended family, and layer upon layer is pulled back. I was alternately astounded and horrified as his family turned against itself, and decades old suffering and corruption was revealed.

The Body in the Mist may start slowly, but it ends with the a knife sharp twist worthy of any of the greats of mystery fiction. The implications….wow!

5 / 5

I received a copy of The Body in the Mist from the publisher and in exchange for an honest review.



A brutal murder hints at a terrifying mystery, and this time it’s personal.

A body is found on a quiet lane in Exmoor, victim of a hit and run. He has no ID, no wallet, no phone, and – after being dragged along the road – no recognisable face.

Meanwhile, fresh from his last case, DCI Craig Gillard is unexpectedly called away to Devon on family business.

Gillard is soon embroiled when the car in question is traced to his aunt. As he delves deeper, a dark mystery reveals itself, haunted by family secrets, with repercussions Gillard could never have imagined.

The past has never been deadlier.

From master storyteller Nick Louth comes the third installment in the DCI Craig Gillard series. Compelling, fast-paced and endlessly enjoyable, The Body in the Mist is a triumph, perfect for fans of Robert Bryndza, Angela Marsons and Faith Martin

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