Boy in the Well

Boy in the Well❴Ebook❵ ➧ Boy in the Well Author Douglas Lindsay – Tbjewellers.co.uk The body of a young boy is discovered at the bottom of a well that has been sealed for two hundred years Yet the corpse is only days oldNo one comes forward to identify Boy, and DI Ben Westphall s onl The body of a young boy is discovered at the bottom of a well that has been sealed for two hundred years Yet Boy in Kindle - the corpse is only days oldNo one comes forward to identify Boy, and DI Ben Westphall s only suspects are the farmers on whose land the well sits They certainly seem as though they have something to hide But it might not be what he thinksSoon, similarities from an old crime emerge and Westphall must look to the past to piece together the dark and twisted events taking place in the present WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT Boy in the Well Intricately and expertly plotted What an ending One which left me wholly satisfiedThe mystery surrounding Boy as he comes to be known is a genuine puzzle and had me hooked from start to finish as I was desperate to know who he was and how he got thereWestphall is a great character and a breathe of fresh air in this genre A great series you will be pleased you ve found.

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    PDF Reader for the Connected World they have something to hide But it might not be what he thinksSoon, similarities from an old crime emerge and Westphall must look to the past to piece together the dark and twisted events taking place in the present WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT Boy in the Well Intricately and expertly plotted What an ending One which left me wholly satisfiedThe mystery surrounding Boy as he comes to be known is a genuine puzzle and had me hooked from start to finish as I was desperate to know who he was and how he got thereWestphall is a great character and a breathe of fresh air in this genre A great series you will be pleased you ve found."/>
  • Kindle Edition
  • 384 pages
  • Boy in the Well
  • Douglas Lindsay
  • English
  • 28 July 2018

10 thoughts on “Boy in the Well

  1. says:

    Fascinating mix of historical context and the modern terror of crimes against children All wrapped up in an unique take on crime fiction, the second in this brilliant series by Douglas Lindsay.DI Ben Westphall is the lead detective in this police procedural set in Dingwall near Inverness and just to be sure the pin finds its mark, in Scotland.Westphall acts as the guide through the novel but he is such an interesting and engaging character our time spent with him is a joy The story from his pe Fascinating mix of historical context and the modern terror of crimes against children All wrapped up in an unique take on crime fiction, the second in this brilliant series by Douglas Lindsay.DI Ben Westphall is the lead detective in this police procedural set in Dingwall near Inverness and just to be sure the pin finds its mark, in Scotland.Westphall acts as the guide through the novel but he is such an interesting and engaging character our time spent with him is a joy The story from his perspective interesting and involved He struggles with his romantic relationships, but here it is revealed he has a twinkle in his eyes and a killer smile This pleases him but he does not seem to be able to organise these disarming qualities and he kind of falls into bed rather than with and romantic notions and planning My favourite example in this outing is the lady he meets in a traffic jam Their conversation is quite intense and reflects mutual attraction However, is it just his remembering of the encounter his own way Some may question even if it is a true memory at all.So Ben narrates this story of a dead boy found down a disused well that no one can identify, no one is missing and perhaps has links with the old Clearances A true mystery that shows the frustrations trying to move an investigation forward I like that he speaks honestly about needing to be seen to be making progress when nothing fits and no build up of evidence is leading to an arrest He resists making an arrest to save face and keep seniors off his back.I like too that he makes mistakes and chastises himself where others would bury those errors and preen themselves and seek the praise of others.My favourite character in this novel aside from Ben is Dr Sanderson, the former police pathologist in Inverness Some of the best scenes are between Ben and him which also goes a long way to revealing why Westphall is a great character and a breathe of fresh air in this genre.A great series you will be pleased you ve found

  2. says:

    I still remember my first encounter with Douglas Lindsay s books, specifically the superb Pereira Bain series, and it s an experience that I will never forget I rarely get this excited about a book or an author but reading Boy in the Well was just as fiercely compelling and utterly captivating as his previous novels This is the second in the DI Westphall series and whilst some crime fiction glamourises police work Lindsay crafts a realistic plot with a raw, real, gritty and authentic portray I still remember my first encounter with Douglas Lindsay s books, specifically the superb Pereira Bain series, and it s an experience that I will never forget I rarely get this excited about a book or an author but reading Boy in the Well was just as fiercely compelling and utterly captivating as his previous novels This is the second in the DI Westphall series and whilst some crime fiction glamourises police work Lindsay crafts a realistic plot with a raw, real, gritty and authentic portrayal of the investigation of crime Set in the sparse, stunning Scottish Highlands, it gripped me almost immediately and continued to hold me hostage until the wee small hours.The mystery they are trying to solve has ties to the past and surrounds an unidentified boy found at the bottom of a well From then on the police are completely baffled as it seems impossible that he could ve been found there It s narrated solely by Ben Westphall who is an intelligent, intriguing character withthan a few flaws and the unique ability to see his own mistakes and learn from them that is indeed rare in the crime world He recognises police work as often being slow and steady but gets frustrated at a lack of observable results It quickly turns into a complex mystery with chilling connotations and a dark, creepy atmosphere This is a clever, twisty procedural with a touch of the supernatural And that conclusion Many thanks to Mulholland Books for an ARC

  3. says:

    I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder Stoughton for an advance copy of Boy in the Well, the second novel to feature DI Ben Westphall, set on Scotland s Black Isle peninsula.Westphall and the team are called out when the body of a nine year old boy is found in a disused well which has remained sealed for hundreds of years and, yet, the body is fresh Who is he and how did he get there are the team s initial questions but as enquiries continue they find links to older crimes.I enjoyed Boy i I would like to thank Netgalley and Hodder Stoughton for an advance copy of Boy in the Well, the second novel to feature DI Ben Westphall, set on Scotland s Black Isle peninsula.Westphall and the team are called out when the body of a nine year old boy is found in a disused well which has remained sealed for hundreds of years and, yet, the body is fresh Who is he and how did he get there are the team s initial questions but as enquiries continue they find links to older crimes.I enjoyed Boy in the Well which is an unusual police procedural with some good twists, a genuine mystery and a possible hint of the supernatural I say possible as Westphall talks to the dead and I guess it s up to the reader to decide if these encounters are real, if he s mentally unbalanced ormundanely, if it s his way of sorting out the facts and clarifying his thoughts Who knows I went with the latter option which allowed me to read the novelas a mystery as otherwise I would have found it impossible to believe.The mystery surrounding Boy9 as he comes to be known is a genuine puzzle and had me hooked from start to finish as I was desperate to know who he was and how he got there These physical questions are answered at the end of the novel but much of the mechanics of it and the finer detail remain fuzzy I like my solutions to be fully boxed and tied up in a nice bow so that was a bit frustrating but, on the other hand, it offers a touch of realism to all the talking to the dead I also loved the twists which are clever and keep the reader distracted No, I m not going to say what they are but they re good I also loved the sharp commentary on the internet s inane take on events which seems realistic unfortunately.The novel is narrated in the first person by Ben Westphall so the reader gets a keen insight into his thinking It is a difficult case, not least because Boy9 is unidentified, and he makes mistakes but no one can doubt his determination and tenacity Personally I don t think that the talking to the dead thing adds anything to the narrative, in fact it detracts from a good crime novel, but other readers may find it fascinating Boy in the Well is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending

  4. says:

    Disappointing plot and very slow paced Didn t deliver as much as it promised.

  5. says:

    It s been years since I read Song of the Dead, the first in this series and I ve been itching for the author to provide me with a follow up and I have to say that the long wait was worth it As I mentioned in my review for that book, I m a bit of a fan of this author and have been since the Barney Thomson books which I started reading in 2011 I ve read most of his other books too but it s always nice to reconnect with a character that I took to from the off, in this case, DI Ben Westphall In h It s been years since I read Song of the Dead, the first in this series and I ve been itching for the author to provide me with a follow up and I have to say that the long wait was worth it As I mentioned in my review for that book, I m a bit of a fan of this author and have been since the Barney Thomson books which I started reading in 2011 I ve read most of his other books too but it s always nice to reconnect with a character that I took to from the off, in this case, DI Ben Westphall In his previous outing he went to Estonia but here, he manages to stay closer to home Good thing too as he s not a fan of travel Here, he is called to the site of a well on a farm A well that has recently been opened after having been sealed shut for 200 years A well that contains the body of a young boy, only a matter of days deceased With no visible means for the body having got in, suspicion falls to those who opened it But is it as simple as that Especially when the identity of the boy proves tricky, well, impossible Delving deeper, Westphall s interest falls on a story from the past about a similar boy A story that has a chilling parallel And then the body goes missing Another in replacementWestphall is not like most cops in books He s single, no addictions, no troubled past to really speak of But he does just have this one thing, but I ll leave you to find that out He narrates the story himself so you really get into his head and almost feel first hand his frustration at getting nowhere with the case and, at the same time, trying to keep things to himself rather than get too far ahead and make a mockery of what could subsequently turn out to be a dead end He s not a rush to judgement kinda guy and he s human so he makes mistakes along the way He s definitely a very interesting character and it was lovely getting to know him again been a few years, I d not had chance to re read book one which I would have like to have done The ride he takes us on eventually is a bit of a wild one, and rather intricately and expertly plotted And when he does figure it all out, well, what an ending One which left me wholly satisfied All in all a worthy follow up book to a series that I hope will continue Maybe just not leave it three years next time eh My thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book

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  7. says:

    DI Westfall is an unusual person, previously an undercover agent, and now in the police he sees dead people, and has conversations with them Sometimes he can t tell if he s awake or dreaming when this happens Other times, he s all too aware of where he is and what he s doing The story starts with the discovery of a 9 year old boy, dead at the bottom of a well No one claims him, in spite of media coverage Two days after the body is autopsied, the body decomposes as though it has been there DI Westfall is an unusual person, previously an undercover agent, and now in the police he sees dead people, and has conversations with them Sometimes he can t tell if he s awake or dreaming when this happens Other times, he s all too aware of where he is and what he s doing The story starts with the discovery of a 9 year old boy, dead at the bottom of a well No one claims him, in spite of media coverage Two days after the body is autopsied, the body decomposes as though it has been there for 200 years Westfall s investigation takes him back and forth between the owners of the property, who opened the well and found the body, to old records that show the wells were sealed after a noble family drove all the people from the land There is a story that one of the noble s son s was murdered his heart cut out and the body left on his porch, 200 years ago It turns out that the boy found has had exactly the same method of murder done to him Twists and turns lead to council members and coroners and women who lost their children to a very odd conspiracy I was surprised by the ending, and the guilty persons were not at all whom I suspected Good read

  8. says:

    I am really enjoying this series This is the second installment and the author continues to reveal and explore the quirks of the main character DI Westphall He is not a stereo typical detective and I m enjoying him immensely I m not sure that I enjoyed the plot quite as well in this novel as in the first of the series Song of the Dead I wasn t completely convinced that the motivations of the villians were sufficient to result in their crimes and it was difficult to understand why they did I am really enjoying this series This is the second installment and the author continues to reveal and explore the quirks of the main character DI Westphall He is not a stereo typical detective and I m enjoying him immensely I m not sure that I enjoyed the plot quite as well in this novel as in the first of the series Song of the Dead I wasn t completely convinced that the motivations of the villians were sufficient to result in their crimes and it was difficult to understand why they did what they did, but ultimately the book was good enough to forgive that flaw Also, the author somehow makes me feel like I am in Scotland with his characters For the low cost of the this book it was a bargain indeed

  9. says:

    The second in an interesting crime series set in Scotland about a detective who can see ghosts In this one a body is found in a well that had not been opened for 200 years, thing is, the body, that of a boy, looks like he d been killed recently I thought the scenes with the ghosts were quite poignant but this isn t my most favourite detective series, and although I will inevitably one day read the third book, I m not going to rush Warning though, this book does contain references to police an The second in an interesting crime series set in Scotland about a detective who can see ghosts In this one a body is found in a well that had not been opened for 200 years, thing is, the body, that of a boy, looks like he d been killed recently I thought the scenes with the ghosts were quite poignant but this isn t my most favourite detective series, and although I will inevitably one day read the third book, I m not going to rush Warning though, this book does contain references to police and others putting pressure to people s necks, not kneeling but similar I hope that in the future, that is going to be something missing from crime stories

  10. says:

    This is my second DI Westphall book I apparently have a secret liking for slightly morose Scottish detectives The Boy in the Well started out a little slowly for me, but built to quite a good climax The body of an unknown boy is found in a well Nobody knows who he is Nobody is missing a child It s not immediately clear HOW he got into a sealed well After that, it gets complicated And the fact that DI Westphall sometimes seems to see dead people doesn t always help.There s a subtle hum This is my second DI Westphall book I apparently have a secret liking for slightly morose Scottish detectives The Boy in the Well started out a little slowly for me, but built to quite a good climax The body of an unknown boy is found in a well Nobody knows who he is Nobody is missing a child It s not immediately clear HOW he got into a sealed well After that, it gets complicated And the fact that DI Westphall sometimes seems to see dead people doesn t always help.There s a subtle humor here, and a hint of uncanniness I didn t see the ending coming, so props to the author for keeping the resolution a surprise at least to me

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