By Alison Bruce
"Smart, bold. . . . A pleasingly diverse police procedural."—Kirkus stories "This debut secret through a British nonfiction crime author hurries up like a educate dashing to its vacation spot. hugely recommended."—Library magazine DC Gary Goodhew is clever and intuitive, the youngest detective at Cambridge's Parkside Station. whilst he discovers the physique of a tender girl on Midsummer universal, he's given the opportunity to paintings on a homicide research for the 1st time in his profession. quickly the sufferer is identified as Lorna Spence. Richard Moran, her boyfriend and organization, has said her lacking and is distraught to find that she has been killed. He claims that she used to be enjoyed by way of his employees, and that she had no enemies. however it isn't really lengthy earlier than Goodhew discovers many that would not have minded seeing her lifeless, together with Spence's excessive upkeep colleague, Victoria ,and Goodhew's reckless former classmate, Bryn. They either swear that they've not anything to do with Lorna's demise, yet an individual is mendacity. After one other brutal homicide, Goodhew is aware it's time to use his personal initiative to flush out the killer, although it ability risking his task and gaining knowledge of the reality in regards to the one individual he hopes might be blameless.
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Unless someone else had put it there. The faint orange glow of her night light leached through the edges of the duvet. She guessed it was still some time before dawn. Motionless, she watched the graduated shades of ochre and grey, trying to persuade herself that there was no movement on the other side of the covers, but she was scared to look out, sure that someone would be waiting for her if she did. She listened, but the more she strained to hear, the more she was convinced that someone was breathing quietly in time with her.
TWO The punting station was quiet. A few ducks paddled on the river but the punts were stationary, and tightly moored to one another. Most of the buildings around the cobbled quayside square had been converted into cafés and restaurants. Some had flats above; luxury apartments with romantic views of the river and discreet street-level entrances. One of these doors, however, bore a chrome plaque which read ‘The Excelsior Clinic’. As Lorna crossed the quayside, she was already forty-five minutes late for work.
He smiled; he liked the note-maker’s use of the words ‘will be’, and he also liked the way they thus crushed his pessimism. Next, he found his own evidence bag and scooped up the envelope and its contents. He realized that the notes had to stop before they began to undermine the official investigation. He stopped smiling with the knowledge that the culprit must be one of his own team. For all their front and initiative, they’d be sacrificing their own job if they didn’t watch out. There wasn’t one he wanted to lose, but Marks thought about each of his detectives in turn, silently listing them from the longest-serving to the latest to finish his probation.