The Corpse Bridge by Stephen Booth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What is Booth doing with the relationship between Fry and Cooper? It's... befuddling. There's no way Ben's over Liz' death, and last book had them at loggerheads, but by the end of this they're sharing champagne? Ooookay.
As for the plot, it's Booth's usual mix of local knowledge/mythology/tradition and modern motivations and murder. Is the Corpse Bridge a massive red herring, or is there a reason the bodies fall along the corpse roads? The reason for the bridge and roads in the first place is important, and I wish there'd been a bit more about them (ditto the witch bowls). And as usual, Ben's ties to the local terrain and all that goes with it leads him in one direction while the others feel that perhaps he's heading down the wrong path.
At the end of the last book, I wasn't sure I'd stick with the series. After this one? Can't wait to see what happens next.