A blaze at an abandoned chapel in impoverished Manorclough turns out to be more than just arson when the body of a man who has been shot twice is discovered in the ashes.
For the Manchester Metropolitan police team it’s the start of a gruelling and complex case that exposes the fractures and fault lines of a community living on the edge. DC Rachel Bailey, recently married, is trying to come to terms with her new status and deal with the fallout from her chaotic family. She throws herself into work but her compulsion to find answers and see justice done leads her into the deepest jeopardy. DC Janet Scott's world is shaken to its foundations when death comes far too close for comfort and she finds one of her daughters on the wrong side of a police investigation. DCI Gill Murray’s ex Dave, a Chief Superintendent, crashes back into her life, out of control and bringing chaos in his wake. Gill attempts to get Dave to face the truth of his situation, and to stay the hell away from her, but things are about to get a whole lot worse. And then a second building goes up in flames.
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Yes. The book is well-written, the characters well-drawn and the narration brings it all to life.
I appreciate how the three protagonists are developed both in terms of their professional work as investigators and their personal lives. Of course the two threads intersect at times making the narrative flow that much more intriguing.
Oh, where to begin. Listening to her I felt as though I was watching a film, seeing and hearing each of the characters come to life, even the most minor ones. Her narration is remarkable.
Sure, if I had the time. I didn't want it to end.
Good insight into the hearts & home lives of truly dedicated police officers, as well as the empathy they feel but cannot show the perpetrators they deal with.
"Lived up to expectations. "
Couldn't stop listening. Love the way Cath intertwines the personal lives of the women with their professional live.
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