When a young Pakistani bride falls to her death from a window, Rosie has to navigate the story with care, trying not to upset the girl's devastated family or the local Pakistani community. After talking to the family, however, Rosie becomes convinced that there is more to the story than a tragic accident and that something is being kept from her and the police.
Meanwhile, on the other side of Glasgow, Nikki and Julie, two prostitutes, find themselves in trouble when a client dies during an assignment, and it looks like one of them is to blame. Their problems become far worse, though, when a briefcase they steal from the dead man turns out to contain some very valuable rough diamonds and several fake passports. It's clear it belonged to some serious criminals, and now they have much more to worry about than a dead body.
Investigating the Pakistani girl's death, Rosie has been talking to Laila, another young girl from the community, who has voiced her fears of being forced into marrying a much older man in Pakistan. When Laila disappears, Rosie is sure her fears have been realised. Then Nikki contacts her asking for help, and Rosie senses a parallel with her current case.
Sure enough, as Rosie flies to Pakistan to try to rescue Laila, it becomes clear that the 'accidental' death, Laila's disappearance and the briefcase are all linked - and once back in Glasgow, she, Julie and Nikki discover just how much danger they are in....
©2016 Anna Smith (P)2016 WF Howes
I enjoy reading but never find the time to pick up a book so Audible has been a great find! Addicted to good detective crime books!
I've been waiting a while for this and this is another very good book in the series.
Great story follows Rosie sticking her nose in where it isn't welcome again - well written and read as usual- pleased the narrator hasn't changed as you get used to the characters read in the same way to help to create the images in your mind.
Hopefully the next instalment will be out soon.....
The plots and characters are really good in these Anna Smith novels, I just cannot put them down.
I have only one small gripe, and that is the amount of use of the f*** word, it does seem appropriate as used in the story, but it is tooooo much, and I even found myself saying 'Oh for f***s sake while driving - only to hear a sharp intake of breath from my 8 yr old grandson in the back seat!! I had a bit of explaining to do - and a touch of 'Well granny really shouldn't have said that ...... '
Narrator irritated me with by using bad pronunciation. Eg rif-ule instead of ri-fle. Storyline too rushed. Was more like a condensed book poorly edited.
Great story keeping me gripped from start to finish - the whole series is great but this is the best yet - well worth a listen - the narrator is excellent bring all the characters to life
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