After I interviewed M.R. Hall at the recent Meet the Authors event in Caerleon, I bought his newest novel ‘The Chosen Dead.’
I’d read a couple of the earlier books in the series which have as their central character, a coroner, Jenny Cooper. They’re enjoyable, non-pretentious thrillers, given an interesting twist by the fact that Jenny Cooper suffers from debilitating panic attacks, vividly described by Hall.
For this fourth book, Hall has really hit his stride. I read it in two sittings: it’s very exciting and with a good dose of scientific conspiracy added to the mixture. When I tweeted Matthew to say that I enjoyed it, he replied: