CS Robertson: The Undiscovered Deaths Of Grace McGill

This rreview is written with thanks to Hodder & Stoughton for my copy of The Undiscovered Deaths Of Grace McGill via Netgalley.

Blurb:

When people die alone and undiscovered, it’s her job to clean up what’s left behind – whether it’s clutter, bodily remains or dark secrets.

When an old man lies undetected in his flat for months, it seems an unremarkable life and an unnoticed death. But Grace knows that everyone has a story and that all deaths mean something more.

A STAND-OUT NOVEL WITH A UNIQUE NARRATIVE VOICE AND AN UNGUESSABLE MYSTERY, YOU ARE GUARANTEED TO REMEMBER GRACE McGILL.

Review:

I’ve heard so much about The Undiscovered Deaths Of Grace McGill that I simply had to read it for myself. CS Robertson is a fantastically talented writer and I felt I was transported almost immediately to the locations both in Glasgow and Rothesay that the author takes us to. The author clearly knows these places really well and describes them in precise detail for us. I also loved the way he observes the lonely lives of the people whose homes Grace cleans. 

Our protagonist is Grace McGill, who herself seems to live quite an isolated life. She’s a fascinating character and I loved trying to get under her skin to work out what really made her tick. I wouldn’t say she was immediately likeable but there were a few points in the novel where I felt able to sympathise with her. 

In terms of the plot, The Undiscovered Deaths Of Grace McGill begins as a slow burner, but nevertheless, I remained intrigued as to what would happen next. The story does burst into life part way through and this is where the writing really comes into its own. There are twists and tension and I felt I just had to keep turning the pages! 

I’ve never read anything by this author before but that definitely needs to change! 

The Undiscovered Deaths Of Grace McGill is available from Amazon.

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