Who can you turn to if not the police?
Essex, Christmas Day. As the residents of a small town enjoy their mince pies, shots ring out in the street. Five people are gunned down before the lone shooter turns his weapon on himself.
Grace Fisher, now Detective Inspector, is tasked with making some sense of this atrocity - all the more sensitive because the first of the victims was one of their own: a police officer. The case throws her back together with crime reporter Ivo Sweatman, but as she investigates it becomes clear that the police connection goes much deeper than she thought. As the evidence of corruption grows and she is obstructed at every turn, Grace knows she is walking further into danger. Then, her young key witness disappears....
What far-reaching compromises will Grace have to make to safeguard the innocent?
©2016 Isabelle Grey (P)2016 Quercus
I didn't enjoy this as much as the previous title. a few too many stories happening at the same time with very weak links between them. In terms of performance, throughout the whole book I couldn't get past the fact that the journalist's name was pronounced Evo in the previous title but Ivo in this one.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book and I thought it was going to be a poor sequel to the first book in the series but I was wrong.
I thought the story telling was better in this book and there was a little more action, although in common with the first book there is plenty of police corruption and dodgy dealings to last the full story. Whilst it might not have been entirely believable I felt we got to know some of the characters a little better in this story.
Suspend disbelief and just enjoy the story for what it is and you'll enjoy the suspense and excitement as the case gets closer and closer to its conclusion. I look forward to reading more from this author.
I wanted to know what happened and cared about the main characters but it was necessary to suspend a growing sense of disbelief as the story got more and more far fetched. Not as good as the first book.
Grace continues in her solid way instigating a disturbing crime that a first looks nasty yet strength forward. Not so. Facing similar issues following her from her last case, in book 1, she pushes through to a good result. Compelling story moves at a good pace. I did not want to have to take breaks.......
I really liked the second book - great narration but I felt the ending was a bit abrupt and isn't really resolve everything, shame as the rest was good. Perhaps this is for development in the next book. Wouldn't stop me from getting book 3 but a little disappointing
Really liked this one, pleased I couldn't predict the end. characters nicely built from the first book. I don't think you'd lose anything in the story line if you haven't read the previous book as the important stuff is subtly woven in. I would recommend. Good narrator.
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