Book Review: Cast Iron by Peter May


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Welcome to day one of the Cast Iron blog tour! Thanks for stopping by. Cast Iron is the sixth and last book in the Enzo Files series. The back cover book blurb sums it up perfectly without giving away the many twists and turns throughout.


In 1989, a killer dumped the body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin into a picturesque lake in the West of France. Fourteen years later, during a summer heat wave, a drought exposed her remains – bleached bones amid the scorched mud and slime.


No one was ever convicted of her murder. But now, forensic expert Enzo Macleod is reviewing this stone-cold case – the toughest of those he has been challenged to solve.


Yet when Enzo finds a flaw in the original evidence surrounding Lucie’s murder, he opens a Pandora’s box that not only raises old ghosts but endangers his entire family.”

What did I think?

I received my copy of Cast Iron from Quercus books in exchange for my unbiased review. I only ever give my honest opinion and accept books to review that are in my genre of interest because let’s face it, life is way too short to read bad books!

This is the first book in the series that I have read. I wasn’t precious about making sure I read the others before this and I don’t feel that it in any way detracted from the story. There were times however where I felt the richness of the characters would have been more impactful if I had read the previous books and got more insight into their back stories. Peter May is excellent at character development and I definitely now want to go back and read the previous books.

So how would I sum up this book if I only had three words? Quite simply it’s thrilling, intense and moves at pace! Okay, that’s more than three! I didn’t see the end coming and I love when I get caught off guard with an ending like that.

If you like fast moving crime fiction with lots of twists and turns you will love this book. But don’t take my word for it, see what other bloggers have to say. Head over to Mary’s blog tomorrow for day 2 of the Cast Iron blog tour and hear her thoughts.

My rating


Cast Iron by Peter May
Published by Riverrun, 27 July 2017
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781782062318

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