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Summary

Old sins cast long shadows....

When the bodies of a young, homeless girl and a girl who disappeared 30 years ago are found on the same day, residents in the historic city of York are aghast. It seems unlikely the two cases are related, and yet some of the same players knew both victims. As Detective Chief Inspector John Shadow and his eager new partner, Sergeant Jimmy Chang, dive into their investigation, they uncover a complicated web of pop stars, pub owners, shopkeepers, and old school friends who each have something to hide.

John Shadow is a man of contradictions. A solitary figure who shuns company, but is a keen observer of all he meets. A lover of good food, but whose fridge is almost always empty. He prefers to work alone and is perpetually trying to dodge his partner, who's full of energy, modern ideas, and theories.

But as the two men gradually learn to work together to solve the case, it's clear that the past is never as far away as you think.

©2021 H L Marsay (P)2021 Tantor

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New detective

Good new police characters set in York. Old fashioned loner DCI and young sergeant from Chinese family. Unfortunately the narrator was ponderous with a suspect Yorkshire accent.

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  • 12-11-21

Not what I was expecting

Nothing like I normally read in mysteries. The characters were interesting, but the accents required my full attention. It was not a restful listen, but I did like the finish.