A Sebastien Grey
If one could take the three television dramas “Bones”, “Coroner”, and “Blue Sky”; put them into a blender; and pour the result out onto a page, one might get something resembling The Comfort of Distance. Ryburn Dobbs was that blender.Dobbs has written an easy-to-read mystery using the detective skills of Hank LeGris (LeGris is “the grey” in French) and his colleague Tiffany Reese, both detectives associated with the Custer SD Sheriff’s Department, and the forensic anthropological skills of Hank’s brother, Dr. Sebastien Grey. Together they would explore the identities and the causes of death of the individuals belonging to the jawbone found under a tree and a skull found in the creek behind an RV park. Mix in enough science along with a layman’s description of that science, not only is the book easy-to-read, but also extremely interesting.
Though The Comfort of Distance is the first book from a new author in a new series, the book held this reader’s attention from the first page. The story was at times a bit graphic; however, it was not overly gruesome. It was the perfect blend of police work, science, and relationships, to create a believable story taking place in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This reviewer will look forward to the additional books promised for the Sebastien Grey series. The book gets five-stars.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions are mine alone.