A Blind Eye by Marion Todd @MarionETodd @canelo_co

Posted June 11, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

A Blind Eye by Marion Todd @MarionETodd @canelo_co A Blind Eye by Marion Todd
Series: DI Clare MacKay #7
Published by Canelo on June 8, 2023
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 359
Format: eARC
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Can DI Clare Mackay unravel a dead man’s secrets?

Harry Richards, local Solicitor. Found in his car, throat slit.

DI Clare Mackay is on the case. She soon learns that Harry was no innocent victim.

But when the wife of one of Harry’s colleagues is also discovered dead in her car, Clare realises there might be something bigger at play.

I continue to really enjoy the DI Clare Mackay series. I’ve enjoyed the audio for the earlier books which are narrated by the author.  They are available on Hoopla.  Everything is from Clare’s point of view and she leads her team.  There’s a nice mix of the case or cases and the personal relationships of Clare and her team.

There is the murder of a solicitor. Clare has great strategies and is diligent about the investigation.  She thinks of everything to gather evidence.  There’s no DCI available so Clare has all the management of the case. Her superior Penny expediates the things a DCI would have to handle.   Clare seems to be getting along well with her new boss.

They do a great job of finding the killer and all the crimes which brought about the murder.  There are some other bad incidents and they solve them as well.  The police case is hard to prove but they are lucky to get some additional evidence.

Personally, Clare is adjusting to her new boss pretty well.  She looks after one of her team who is having some issues.  Chris and Sara are busy planning their wedding. Max is just back from leave in time for this case.  At home, Al is now thinking about selling his house, since he has been living with her full time the past year.  Tom, her ex, who was a long-time boyfriend comes to visit.  He has a dilemma with his new wife getting an incredible job offer, but it’s not where they live in Glasgow.

I would read these in order due to the personal growth in work and relationships of Clare and her team.  I recommend them as a great example of the genre.


About Marion Todd

Marion grew up in the City of Dundee, now home to the magnificent V&A Museum. Always a keen writer, she has had point-of-view pieces published in the Dundee Courier and short stories in My Weekly magazine. She won first prize in the Family Circle Magazine Short Story for Children Competition in 1987.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Marion worked as a lecturer, candle-maker and hotel lounge pianist, a job which provided rich material for her novels.

In 2018 Marion was long-listed for the Sunstory Award and the Scottish Arts Council Short Story Award and in 2019 was short-listed for Dundee Rep’s Stripped programme.

More recently, Marion has turned her hand to crime fiction and in 2020 was shortlisted for the prestigious Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year award with her novel See Them Run, the first in the DI Clare Mackay crime series.

Marion lives in North East Fife overlooking the River Tay and is a sometime babysitter for her daughter’s unruly but lovable dog.

Marion is published by Canelo and represented by Northbank Talent Management.

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Posted June 11, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 12 Comments

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  1. I do like the sound of this! I will have to try to listen to more books on Hoopla. My old phone would always have horrible sound quality when I would try to use that app but I just got a new phone so I need to try again.

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