The Health of Strangers
The Health of Strangers, #1
Nobody likes the North Edinburgh Health Enforcement Team, least of all the people who work for it. An uneasy mix of seconded Police and health service staff, Mona, Bernard and their colleagues stem the spread of the Virus, a mutant strain of influenza, by tracking down people who have missed their monthly health check.
Now two young female students are missing, raising question after question for the HET. Why were they drinking in a bikers’ bar? Who are the mysterious Children of Camus cult? And why is the German government interfering in the investigation?
Mona and Bernard need to fight their way through lies and intrigue, and find the missing girls - before anyone else does.
‘An intriguing tale of crime in a post viral Edinburgh, told with panache.’
‘It’s well paced with strong storylines, a frighteningly plausible plot and entertaining banter between its main characters throughout.’
-Portobello Book Blog
‘The characters are brilliant. Their dialogue is spot on and the relationship between Bernard and Mona is great. A truly fantastic read!’
-The Crime Warp
‘Lesley Kelly has a knack of leaving you wanting more...’
-Love Books Group
‘A crime thriller in a dystopian and ravaged Edinburgh with a great cast and the pages which virtually turned themselves. I bloody loved it.’
-Grab This Book
‘The Health of Strangers moves along at a cracking pace and the unsettling sense you get of an all-too-believable Edinburgh of the near future, or perhaps an alternative Edinburgh of today, helps draw you into what, at its heart, is a really well constructed and extremely entertaining thriller. ’
‘The Health of Strangers is as humorous and quirky as it is insightful and observant.’
‘A great read.. I'm looking forward to catching up with the characters in book 2.’
-Sandra, Beauty Balm Blog