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Published by Simon & Schuster, 2 November 2017. ISBN:
After rushing out of his house and driving off to
work, Major Crime Detective Inspector Milton Bowman from East Rise Police
Station Kent, has a nasty car accident.
The task of informing Milton's wife
Linda of the incident falls to an old friend of the family, Detective Inspector
Harry Powell. However, when he gets to their house he is devastated to discover
she has been murdered.
At first the general opinion of the
police is that Milton murdered his wife and then tried to commit suicide by
driving into a concrete flower bed on a roundabout. But as investigations go on
it becomes more complicated, could there be someone else involved? At the same
time though they do discover that Milton has a shadier side.
When they are able to identify DNA
found in saliva on Linda's cheek it opens up a whole new can of worms. So many
people are not as they seem, and this includes Linda.
The murder weapon is then
discovered in a front garden, so the hunt goes on as to who it belongs to. Then
two sets of fingerprints are found on it, have they identified the murderer or
could there even be two culprits? Also, what have a gang dealing in drugs and
led by a mysterious “Tandy” have to do with the plot?
More and more characters come under
suspicion including Harry. He has to be suspended from his job as he found the
body and is such a close friend of the family. A Detective Constable Hazel
Hamilton from the same police station befriends Harry and keeps him in the
picture to a certain extent although she really is not allowed. Could he have
anything to do with Linda's murder? Surely not as he was really fond of her.
Hazel acts as liaison officer to
Travis, Linda and Milton's son, even he and his friend Aiden and his family
come under suspicion. He tells Hazel that he and his friend had bets as to who
could sleep with each other’s mothers first! The more complicated it gets the
more frustrated everyone gets. Will they ever untangle all the threads
A really good read full of doubtful
characters, many with dodgy pasts they have been trying to cover up. I see Lisa
Cutts has had twenty-one years’ experience of police work. It is no small
wonder then that the plot is so convincing, and the characters come to life.Highly recommended.
----- Reviewer: Tricia Chappell
Lisa Cuttsis the
daughter of a former Metropolitan police officer and obtained her first degree
in Law, working in a number of jobs in London and around the South East area,
before becoming a police officer herself in 1996. She later achieved a second
degree in Applied Criminal Investigation. She lives in Kent, where she balances
working full-time for Kent Police with writing crime fiction. An extract from Never Forget (now optioned for a major
TV drama) won the Writer’s Retreat Competition in 2012. Remember, Remember is
the second book in the DC Nina Foster series.
Tricia Chappell. I have a great love of books and
reading, especially crime and thrillers. I play the occasional game of golf
(when I am not reading). My great love is cruising especially to far flung
places, when there are long days at sea for plenty more reading! I am really
enjoying reviewing books and have found lots of great new authors.