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Publication Date: Available Now from Quercus
Source: Publisher Review Copy
Accused of grassing up a fellow officer and driven brutally out of home and job, Grace Fisher is thankful to survive some dark times and find haven with the Major Investigation Team in Essex.
One female student is missing, last seen at a popular bar in Colchester. When a second student, also out drinking, is murdered and left grotesquely posed, the case becomes headline news.
Someone is leaking disturbing details to a tabloid crime reporter. Is it the killer? Or a detective close to the case?
Some top notch crime fiction from the pen of Isabelle Grey here,which just goes to show there is still a lot of life left in the police procedural drama stakes, all you need are some well drawn characters, a haunting yet intriguing mystery and an ability to draw the reader in and make them care about what is going on – all of which happens here with bells on.
Grace joins the Major Investigation Team in Essex, having been unceremoniously dumped from her previous life for doing the right thing. Thrust into the ebb and flow of a case investigating missing and murdered girls, she barely has time to draw breath – whilst she is intuitive and intelligent she holds herself back in an attempt to stop rocking the boat – this gives her an appealing edge over other female leading characters in crime fiction and makes you root for her all the way.
Definitely one of the most readable crime novels I have read recently, there is a beauty in the writing and a definite addictive quality to it which keeps you turning the pages and eager to know how it all pans out. An enthralling story and a great supporting cast adds to the whole and Grace’s back story becomes more and more compelling as more details start to emerge. Some dark themes explored as well – obsession and domestic violence along with some interesting threads to do with freedom of the press and police politics – overall this was a superb example of its kind and I really cannot recommend it highly enough for fans of Crime Fiction.
Happy Reading Folks!