When Julian Schaeffer is shot in front of his son in a London park, suspicion falls on his estranged wife. The woman has a seemingly watertight alibi, but Carlyle - trying to make the best of a difficult relationship with his new sergeant, Umar Sligo - won't stop digging.
Focused on the Schaeffer case, the inspector is not too interested when Daniel Sands is hauled in to Charing Cross, accused of kidnapping. Then he discovers Sands' back-story and finds himself propelled forward in a quest for justice for two fathers and their destroyed families.
©2015 James Craig (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
"A cracking read." (BBC Radio 4)
No, not too many moving parrs but do not let your attention wander. I like the many crimes piling into Charing Cross police station. Threads are picked up, dropped, reappear later and I wondered sometimes if crimes could be solved. They could. I find the reading challenging because I could not immediately recognize bad guys just by name. Reading some books does have the advantage of burning names into memory, something listening just doesn't do well. I did like this book very much.
"Good stuff yet again from JG"
I always enjoy these books, set in and around the West End of London where I used to work Royal mail - I even delivered mail on occasions to Wintergarden House!
Very well read by Joe Jameson - really puts life into the character's voices
Can't wait for the next installation of this lively series.
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