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Summary

The murder of a personal fitness trainer draws DCI Bill Slider and his team into a baffling investigation where nothing is as it first appears.

Fitness trainer Erik Lingoss is found dead in his West London flat, his head smashed by one of his own dumbbells. His heartlessly dumped girlfriend, blood on her clothes and hands, is the prime suspect. She had means, opportunity and motive. 

But is the case as clear-cut as it seems? Handsome Erik Lingoss had clients in his places; and he seemed to engender powerful emotions. If it was a crime of passion, there was plenty of that to go round: love strong as death, jealousy cruel as the grave.

Who did he let in to his flat that evening? Where is his missing mobile phone? Why is 700 pounds in cash stuffed under his pillow? The deeper Slider and his team dig, the clearer it becomes there's far more to this case than meets the eye.

©2020 Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (P)2020 Canongate Books Ltd

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Spoilt for me by the performance which us awful

I love thé Bill Slider mysteries and have enjoyed so much Terry Wale's performances. His voice for me seemed to have created the main characters exactly as I imagined they should sound. Sadly this performance I found totally wrong and can't imagine how on earth this performer was selected or by whom. His voice really grates and ruined the entire story. I can't imagine the author can be too happy about thus performance either