By Alison Bruce
"Smart, bold. . . . A pleasingly varied police procedural."—Kirkus stories "This debut secret by way of a British nonfiction crime author speeds up like a educate rushing to its vacation spot. hugely recommended."—Library magazine DC Gary Goodhew is clever and intuitive, the youngest detective at Cambridge's Parkside Station. while he discovers the physique of a tender girl on Midsummer universal, he's given the opportunity to paintings on a homicide research for the 1st time in his occupation. quickly the sufferer is identified as Lorna Spence. Richard Moran, her boyfriend and company, has pronounced her lacking and is distraught to find that she has been killed. He claims that she was once enjoyed by way of his employees, and that she had no enemies. however it is not lengthy prior to Goodhew discovers many that should not have minded seeing her useless, together with Spence's excessive upkeep colleague, Victoria ,and Goodhew's reckless former classmate, Bryn. They either swear that they've not anything to do with Lorna's demise, yet an individual is mendacity. After one other brutal homicide, Goodhew understands it's time to use his personal initiative to flush out the killer, although it capability risking his task and gaining knowledge of the reality concerning the one individual he hopes should be blameless.
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It wasn’t Victoria knowing about little David that was frightening – after all, they’d both read the same pages. Even though the case was now over twenty years old, they both saw the potential in a document that turned it from ‘natural causes’ into ‘wilful murder’. It was the mention of him in relation to recent events that made her gasp since she’d suddenly realized that one malicious moment from Victoria could destroy everything. Victoria added another of her long pauses. When she spoke again, Lorna guessed it was intended to make her squirm even more; though, in fact, it had the opposite effect.
She turned a blind eye to her dog spending nights on the settee. In the sitting room, Bridy uncurled herself and slid on to the stone floor. She dutifully took her place at the bottom of the stairs and waited for her mistress. Jackie’s clean underwear was drying in an orderly left-to-right queue on top of the radiator. They had come from the same home-shopping catalogue as her nightshirt. It was only the second time she had worn them, and already she could see that the quality wasn’t great. She ran the basin’s hot tap until the water steamed, then dropped the polished plug into place and left the basin to fill.
It was the mention of him in relation to recent events that made her gasp since she’d suddenly realized that one malicious moment from Victoria could destroy everything. Victoria added another of her long pauses. When she spoke again, Lorna guessed it was intended to make her squirm even more; though, in fact, it had the opposite effect. ’ Victoria hadn’t exactly got the wrong end of the stick, but she was clearly poking it around until she could be sure which was the right end. Lorna was determined not to give anything else away.