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When a body is hauled from the River Tyne, Sarah Tucker heads to Newcastle for a closer look. She identifies the dead woman as Private Detective Zoë Boehm, but putting a name to the corpse only raises further questions. Did Zoë kill herself, or did one of her old cases come back to haunt her? 

Coincidence is an excuse that soon appears pretty unconvincing. Sarah can’t leave until she’s found the answers to her questions, however dangerous they might turn out to be.

©2009 Mick Herron (P)2020 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • 23-10-20

Nice surprise

I ,like a lot of other reviewers, love the Slough House books. So I thought I would try some of Mick Herron’s other books. I chose this one because it is set in Newcastle, my home town. I always try to read books in order but this one is actually the last in the Zoe Boehm series. I don’t think it will matter as it is almost stand alone although there are references to previous story lines .The writing is wonderful , very precise and concise but also evocative . He describes place and characters beautifully without mountains of description , which keeps the action moving . I really enjoyed this book the plot was good with a few twists, certainly kept you guessing . The narrator was good , her Geordie accent was a bit “Vera-esque” but if you don’t come from the area you would probably not notice.