Rosie’s Book review Team #RBRT – Cleaver Square by Sean and Daniel Campbell reviewed by Cathy

Today we have a book review from Cathy, she blogs at

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Cathy chose to read and review “Cleaver Square” by Sean and Daniel Campbell


Here is Cathy’s review;

A suspicious death investigation soon turns into something very much more complex as DCI David Morton struggles to unravel the
increasing threads of a case which becomes ever more daunting.

He and his team have to find the truth behind the discovery of a child’s body buried in Hackney Marshes. There are no apparent clues, apart from a very expensive watch found with the body, or evidence as to how the child died. The deeper the police team dig the more confusing the case seems as they chase each lead and reach seemingly dead ends.

While the investigation is ongoing DCI Morton is also dealing with intense personal problems which turn his life upside down, resulting in an interesting sub plot depicting the frustrations of dealing with unaccommodating banks and legal systems.

The forensic, legal details and police procedures are very well researched and the plot is tight and realistic with unexpected twists and a shock departure. It’s gritty and the main characters are well executed and believable. All the strands of the story are woven together well making this an enjoyable read.

Could do with a little more precise editing, there are a few grammatical and punctuation errors.

I think this works as a stand alone but if, like me, you haven’t read the first book, Dead on Demand, it’s available for a free download in the Amazon UK and US Kindle shops at the moment. Not sure for how long though.

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5 thoughts on “Rosie’s Book review Team #RBRT – Cleaver Square by Sean and Daniel Campbell reviewed by Cathy

  1. Thanks for this wonderful review; the book sounds like it is ‘made for me’. And, thanks for the tip about the first book in the series as I do prefer to read them in order. I just downloaded Dead on Demand. 🙂


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