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Summary

When the dead body of a man is fished out of Glasgow's River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a case of accidental death. An anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test, however, give DCI Lorimer reason to think otherwise.

Probing deeper into the life and business of the deceased accountant, Duncan Forbes, a seemingly upright member of the community, Lorimer finds only more unanswered questions. What is the secret his widow seems to be concealing? Is there any reason to think that the international accountancy firm was facing financial difficulties? What has become of the dead man's protégé who has disappeared in New York? And when the firm's human resources manager is found dead in her riverside flat, these questions become only more complex - not to mention more disturbing.

And Lorimer is having to cope not only with deceptions devised to hide the facts but also with suspicions from those far closer to home....

©2007 Alex Gray (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Gray never rushes her story, preferring to slowly, delicately build a multi-layered, international web of drama and deceit that requires the concentration levels to stay on high from the first page until the last." ( Daily Record)
"Gripping...holds your attention to the very end." ( RTE Guide)

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  • graham
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  • 19-03-17

excellent story.. excellently read

very good.. don't take a second thought.. buy it. more Michael Robotham with Glasgow accent, than Val McDermott.

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loved it

great story though a little predictable. still good though and worth a listen. love Alex Gray.

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WHAT A PITY

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes, the narration. Very poor, flat and unemotional to the point of boring.

If you’ve listened to books by Alex Gray before, how does this one compare?

I downloaded two Alex Gray, both narrated by Joe Dunlop. I think I might be interested in the plot line of the first book, but poor, dreadfully dull narration which finds me struggling to find the will to listen to the conclusion and reluctant to even bother to listen to the second book.

Would you be willing to try another one of Joe Dunlop’s performances?

Definitely not.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

How could anyone even think such flat, dismal narration could carry this book?

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Good listen

Well read, lots of twits and turns enjoyable. Good writer. Will listen to more of Alex grays books

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An Excellent Plot

This book had a complicated plot and a large cast of characters but it was not difficult to follow the plot. The story kept my attention throughout and I did not know who had committed the crime until the end of the book. The narration was excellent and a pleasure to listen to.