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Summary

The death of a young Pakistani bride in Glasgow gets Rosie Gilmour's antennae twitching. She is sure this tragic accident was anything but - but she is not prepared for where her investigation will take her....

Rosie has her hands full navigating the sensitivities of this case - the girl's grieving family and the tensions between the white and Pakistani communities in the city - when she is contacted by two prostitutes in serious trouble. One of their clients has died on the job, and they've gone on the run - with his briefcase. The briefcase contains dozens of rough diamonds, and now some thoroughly brutal people are on their trail.

On the surface this has nothing to do with the death of the young girl. But Rosie has spent years looking beneath Glasgow's surface into its murky depths, and if anyone can discover the connection between one girl's forced marriage and a ring of diamond smugglers, it's her.

©2016 Anna Smith (P)2016 WF Howes

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"Chilling and compelling." (Kimberley Chambers)

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She's back!

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.....

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Yet another good one from Anna Smith

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 ...... '

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Dangerous as ever!

This story held my attention throughout, it was frightening and dangerous but the characters are well drawn, the plot was good and it was well read. I like this series very much.

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Disappointing

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.

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The best yet

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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Far the weakest in the series

Really liked all the books before but this is let down by an idiosyncratic story...

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Rough Cut

Excellent continuation of a fantastic series. Looking forward to reading the next one in August.

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Fab

A great book , really enjoyed it I can't wait for the next book to see what Rosie gets up to

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well told

not as good as the last books but still excellent work and look forward to the next :)