The body of an attractive festival-goer is discovered on the rocky shoreline at Peveril Point.
Two women go away for the weekend, but only one comes back alive. Was it just the music they were into? And who was the man the victim met at the festival?
DCI Sophie Allen is back in charge after the emotional upheavals she suffered in 'Deadly Crimes', but is she really in control? And Detective Constable Rae Gregson joins the team and immediately faces challenged that put her life in peril.
Discover a gripping and detailed mystery that will have you hooked from the start until the stunning twist at the end.
I just loved novel Dark Crimes. There is just something special about a British procedural novel but as I was reading this I was getting more and more confused as to why the beginning of this novel did not tie in with the ending of the previous novel and why the action seemed to have jumped forward in time. It was then that I realised I had missed a novel out. Despite the above my enjoyment of this novel was not affected.
As before the story was well crafted with well researched procedural elements. The story is well paced and as usual there are lots of twists and turns in this novel that keep the reader intrigued until the end. It is interesting that the author is not afraid to tackle subjects that are controversial bringing them out into the open to be discussed and examined.
Obviously the focal point of the novel is the crime but without a strong cast of well-developed characters very little could occur. Although Sophie is the main character this novel stresses the importance of team work when attempting to solve crimes. These are ordinary people doing a tough job under tough circumstances. Sophie has just returned following an illness and not only her family but also her team rally around her.
We also learn more about DS Marsh and are also introduced to another interesting character (I won’t say any more for fear of ruining the plot).
As the characters are being developed with much more of their private life is being revealed (please can we have more of this); so too is the location of these stories. They are described in such great detail that one feels as though they are walking in their shadows along the same streets.
This author’s books just keep getting better and if you love a crime novel you can’t go too far wrong with this novel.
I rated this 4 stars on Netgalley, Goodreads, and Amazon.