It is definitely something to pick up if you need a cure from a book hangover, although you may get a slight one from this too!!! One little side note - a telescope trained on police headquarters? Inside the pages are the stories behind some of the most notorious murders in the history of Cambridgeshire. There are some unsettling dynamic forces between these people. I didn't identify with them necessarily, but I could identify them. The storyline, as I have come to expect from Alison Bruce, is innovative, it's different, it doesn't follow your standard crime by numbers style of book writing and I enjoy her books all the more for that spark of diversity which sets her apart from other writers. The main story with all its twists and turns slowly built up into a rather exciting climax that had me holding my breath literally as I read it and satisfied as I finished it. It is much better than the first, and very gripping from the first page.
She loved some stones for their ornate craftsmanship, others for their humble simplicity. They decide they must leave town for a while but separately because they're in danger and so is Riley. Its once familiar design consisted of nothing more than two words printed in gold on black, in a font that she happened to know was called Harquil. As the story deepens and the police become more specific in their investigations, we get a glimpse of the dynamics of the local police station. The bit down side of this story is that I didn't fully understand the why of who-did-what-to-whom when the story ended.
Refunds by law: In Australia, consumers have a legal right to obtain a refund from a business if the goods purchased are faulty, not fit for purpose or don't match the seller's description. Her characterisations are stronger than in the first book. Allison has hinted that she currently has five future books in her head. This is the follow up to Cambridge Blue which I reviewed back in April. A body of a man is discovered in a car in the Mediterranean. Goodhew attempts to conceal his bouncing around and by the end of the first book, they come to an understanding.
Goodhew knows she's hiding something — she's evasive and ambiguous in her answers to his questions — but to discover what it is, he'll have to be creative in the manner in which he goes about investigating this crime. As the investigation deepens, it becomes clear that the boy's mother, Kimberley, knows much more than she is letting on. How this body is related to the story is something that the author leaves the reader guessing. The victim is named as former Cambridge man Nicholas Lewton, who had been living and working in Cartagena until his disappearance almost three years ago. She has learnt about Cambridge and East Anglia from researching her two previous non-fiction books, Cambridgeshire Murders Sutton Publishing and The Billingtons, Death in the Family also published by Sutton.
They appear to have been spooked by a tv report, so much so that they decide that previously made plans have to be executed. Is it fear and mistrust of the police which are putting her son at risk, or darker motivations? He smelt of baby wipes and jacket potato, and his proximity soothed her more than any amount of showering could have done. She lives away from home in a student share house, which was arranged by her father. When Rachel's body is found in the charred remains of the home she shared with her husband Stefan, and Kimberly's young son Riley, who Rachel was caring for, goes missing, Kimberly realizes a mysterious event from their past, one they tried to cover up and forget, may be catching up with them. I had read the first few chapters of this book already before abandoning it maybe about a year ago.
By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. As I say, enough strengths to make me want to read the next. If for any reason your order is not available to ship, you will not be charged. Kimberly seems distraught but also defensive and uncooperative. This book is for the person who likes intrigue and mystery. As the investigation deepens, it becomes clear that the boys mother, Kimberley, knows much more than she is letting on. And others are trying to settle into new jobs and new roles.
I wanted to read more about Gary Goodhew, as with all great characters, I missed him! Allison is currently married with two children. Sometimes the past just wont stay buried. Her characterisations are stronger than in the first book. Initial investigation points out that it was suicide. We are soon introduced to Alice and Richard Moran, who are the sibling owners of a plastic surgery clinic. Stars are assigned as follows: 96-100% completion 90-95% completion 85-90% completion 70-84% completion 0-69% completion Inventory on Biblio is continually updated, but because much of our booksellers' inventory is uncommon or even one-of-a-kind, stock-outs do happen from time to time.
It lit at the second attempt. Marks has a system to head up investigations and thinks, rightly, that Marks should be in the middle of everything commanding the troops, being the centerpoint for all information and heading towards the solution. He's relatively new to force, but his boss has been watching him carefully and trusts him. Comments Like to comment on this review? However, how exactly is there volatile relationship? After this, he doesn't appear again. . I wanted to read more about Gary Goodhew, as with all great characters, I missed him! The mystery behind everything kept me wanting more.
She is married with two small children and enjoys horse riding and dancing, when not working on her new crime fiction series featuring D C Gary Goodhew. Not an outstanding all-round read but a book with sufficient good points for me to look forward to another in the series. This is a gripping and absorbing book from start to finish and quite an easy read. Purchase Links: About the Author Alison Bruce is the author of four novels featuring Gary Goodhew, all set in the gothic city of Cambridge. Well, after reading this book, I feel I know him a little better and am happy to report that I am warming to him. This - another punt picked up from a charity shop with relatively little consideration except a brief scan of the blurb to ascertain it was a police procedural novel set in Cambridge - is a slightly hard one to review.