Deeside author finishes thriller trilogy

Jim Forbes' latest novel has been published.
Jim Forbes' latest novel has been published.

An author with a Deeside connection has completed the third in a thriller trilogy.

Jim Forbes, who grew up in Tarland, published his first novel in the Incomers series, Taran’s Wheel, in June, 2014, following it up a few months later with Scotch and Water.

Kinord Books has now published Rona, which takes the action back to Deeside - this time the Banchory area - and other locations throughout Scotland.

The book tells the story of a heartless killer who sets out to poison innocent people at random in an act of cold vengeance.

The true target, an elusive aristocratic lady (the Rona of the book’s title), whose dramatic past has uncanny echoes of some murderous tales of the Viking era.