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Published by Zaffre, 11
January 2018. ISBN: 978-1-78576-031-0
of thirteen-year-old Connor Baird found at the foot of a ravine is instantly
taken as a suicide by the local police, thought to be linked to the death of teenager
Nimue Acheson who had jumped here just three weeks previously. But Grace Reavey
GP, who has only recently moved to the area is not so sure. There are certain marking on the body that are
inconsistent, and when she requests a post mortem to establish the exact cause
of death she is met with hostility from both the police and Brice Kendrick.
District Procurator Fiscal.
When Dan Forrester already reeling from the
news of his father’s unexpected death while playing golf with his friend Gordon
in Germany, learns of the death of his Godson Conner, he immediately heads for
It isn’t long before Dan realises that there is something very wrong
with both deaths, and contacts PC Lucy Davies currently working in London to
help him unravel the mysteries surrounding the two deaths which he is convinced
are both murders.
This is the third in the series featuring Dan Forester ex-MI5 officer, who has no memory
of a period of his life.It was when he
first became aware of the gaps in his memory that he encountered PC Lucy Davies
and Grace Reavey. The former struggles with her own demons that can break out
at any time if not tightly controlled.She is currently wrestling with her attraction to her boss Mac terrified
that if he really knew her it would destroy their relationship. And Grace
Reavey who has moved with her partner Ross to Scotland, and is finding it a
struggle to fit in.Having recently attended a rash of sudden
deaths – all victims in their early sixties she had questioned the high
mortality rate in this part of Scotland
The story twists and
turns as Dan investigates the killing of Connor in Scotland and his father in
Germany. Further complicated by the fact that his wife Jenny is on the verge of
giving birth and he has promised that he will be there for the birth. But
neither are prepared for the dark and secret conspiracy that has been
perpetrated over the last several decades.
Once again C J Carver
delivers an incredibly clever and ingeniously plotted book, that sets up
questions in your mind. Could this terrible thing happen? If you want an unputdownable
this is for you. Most highly recommended.
Caroline Carverwas brought up on a dairy farm. At
18 she headed for the bright lights of London and four years later took a
holiday in Australia which turned into a ten-year stay, working for the Sydney
arm of several major international publishers. Between jobs, she travelled
widely and adventurously: back-packing in South-East Asia on $10 a day for nine
months, walking in New Zealand, trekking in Nepal and riding a camel through
the Thar Desert are just a few of her travel experiences. Her first
novel Blood Junction won the CWA
Debut Dagger and was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best mystery
books of the year.