The Dentist Book Review

The Dentist was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Book: The Dentist
Author: Tim Sullivan
Publication Date:
Genre: crime thriller


An outsider himself, DS George Cross is drawn to this case. The discovery of the dead man’s connection to an old cold case then pulls Cross in further. Convinced this is where the answer to the murder lies, he sets about solving another that someone has spent the past fifteen years thinking they’ve got away with.

Cross’ relentless obsession with logic, detail and patterns is what makes him so irritatingly brilliant. It doesn’t exactly make him popular with colleagues or his superiors, though. He has numerous enemies in the force wanting to see him fail.

Red flags are soon raised as suspicious inconsistencies and errors in the original detective’s investigation come to light. Now retired, this ex-cop has powerful friends in the force and a long-standing dislike of Cross.

Set in picturesque Bristol in the Southwest of England, it’s not long before the city reveals its dark underbelly, in a case of intriguing twists and turns whose result astonishes even those involved.

Difficult and awkward, maybe. But Cross has the best conviction rate in Avon & Somerset Police. By far. Will this case put an end to that?

My Review

I’ve read a lot of thrillers throughout my reading life and this one is very different. Our main character has aspergers and we follow him trying to solve a tough case by solving a cold case. He is very quirky and annoys so many people because of this.

This is quite a slow paced thriller following a whole police investigation. Although I found that I needed to pay a lot of attention to this book and take my time reading it I had a lot of fun.

The Dentist story made me understand aspergers a lot more than I have ever had before which I’m really grateful for.

The other characters that we meet throughout this story are very interesting and I enjoyed watching their interactions with Cross.

This was a really easy and fun read that I’d definitely recommend.

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