The Comfort of Distance by Ryburn Dobbs
General Fiction, Crime Fiction, Literary Fiction
Sgt Hank LeGris stares down at the crushed and gaping skull in the dirt. It’s the second time in just a few weeks that human remains have been found in the Black Hills. Citizens are getting restless. Is it a rogue mountain lion, as many people suspect? Or something even more sinister?
Sebastien Grey is a brilliant forensic anthropologist with debilitating social phobia. When he is asked by his estranged brother to come to South Dakota and help identify who, or what is leaving body parts scattered across the county, he discovers much more than the cause of these strange deaths.
The Comfort of Distance by Ryburn Dobbs is a police prodcural, mystery with some comedy and romance mixed in. I love when books take on pieces of multiple genres. It makes the plot believable and intriguing.
The characters are written incredibly well. I felt connected, they were realistic, and their reactions to the situations they were found in, felt real too. Myltu-faceted characters that drove the plot forward.
I really enjoyed this book. It flowed well, and I had trouble setting it down. I’d recommend giving this one a shot!
*I received a free copy of this book from Love Books Group in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Ryburn Dobbs taught biological anthropology and forensic anthropology at several colleges throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and spent ten years as a forensic anthropologist, working dozens of death investigations. In addition to his anthropological pursuits, Ryburn also worked as an investigative analyst specializing in homicides and unsolved cases.
The Comfort of Distance is Ryburn’s first novel and the first in the Sebastien Grey series. For more information about Ryburn, his blog, and updates on new books please visit www.ryburndobbs.com.
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