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Published by Legend Press, 1 July 2015.
Following an argument with her boyfriend, Chinese student Min Li leaves
the pub alone in high dudgeon. But Min Li does not reach home. She awakes in
suffocating darkness and gradually becomes aware that she is alone in a deep
Although currently dealing with a murder case, Detective Inspector Will
Jackman is assigned to the case which is classed as ‘high profile’.
Superintendent Alison Janus doesn’t want the press suggesting a serial killer
is stalking the streets of picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon.
The background of the story is told in first person narrative by Min Li
as she lies trapped in the darkness, with little food and growing ever
weaker.The narration of her plight is
interspersed with the ongoing investigation as Will Jackman and his team try to
locate the missing girl.Contact with
her family in Hong Kong proves difficult, because of language and cultural
problems. Chinese do not like dealing with the police preferring to handle
matters themselves, which greatly complicates Will’s efforts to find Min Li.
Will’s situation is shadowed by a personal tragedy which has put a
question mark in the minds of his superiors as to his ability to do his job
well, which both frustrates and hampers his investigation.When a second student is abducted the
pressure mounts to find the kidnapper.
With good characterisation, the story moves a cracking pace as time runs
out to find both students alive. And like all good detective stories there is
an unexpected twist at the end. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes
Jane Isaaclives with her husband, daughter and dog, Bollo, in rural
Northamptonshire, UK. Her debut novel, An
Unfamiliar Murder, was nominated as best mystery in the 'eFestival of Words
Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.' The
Truth Will Out was nominated as 'Thriller of the Month - April 2014' by
E-thriller.com and winner of 'Noveltunity book club selection - May 2014'.
Jane's latest title, Before It's Too Late,
will be published by Legend Press on the 1st of June 2015.
Jane loves to hear from readers and writers. Visit her website at
www.janeisaac.co.uk , where you can email her through the contacts page or
peruse her blog, 'Caffeine's Not a Crime'.