The Water Clock
In the bleak, snowbound landscape of the Cambridgeshire Fens, a man's mutilated body is discovered in a block of ice. High up on Ely Cathedral a second body is discovered, grotesquely riding an ancient stone gargoyle. The decaying corpse, it seems, has been there for more than thirty years.
Philip Dryden, lead reporter for the local newspaper The Crow, knows he's onto a great story when forensic evidence links both victims to one terrifying crime in 1966. But the story also offers Dryden the key to a very personal mystery. Who saved his life after a car crash one foggy night two years ago---and who left his wife, Laura, in a ditch to die? As he continues his painful visits to Laura, who has been locked in a coma ever since the accident, Dryden's search for the truth takes on ever increasing urgency. The answers will bring him face to face with his own guilt, his own fears---and a cold and ruthless killer.
This brilliant and evocative murder mystery, which was shortlisted for Britain's John Creasey Award for the best first crime novel of the year, marks Jim Kelly as the new master of suspense.
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Review: The Water Clock (Philip Dryden #1)User Review - Jazz - Goodreads
Interesting characters and setting made this a compelling read. Many subplots and backstories that all coincide at the end are neatly tied up. I may prefer this main character, Philip Dryden, who is ... Read full review
Review: The Water Clock (Philip Dryden #1)User Review - Cliff - Goodreads
I'm giving this 4* because I love the sense of place the author evokes. The Fens are a creepy place cross crossed by malignant looking rivers and drainage cuts. I felt the atmosphere throughout the ... Read full review