31 May 2018.
This is the third in this Norfolk-set series featuring journalist Alex Devlin who works for the local newspaper, The Post. When she hears that two men have been found dead in a boat on the Norfolk Broads and wondering if there is a possible story she goes off to investigate. The police refuse to commit themselves as to the cause of death but when Alex discovers that one of the dead men is Derek Daley, a well-known magazine proprietor, her interest increases. A bit of journalistic sleuthing reveals that the other man was Roger Fleet, not a name known to Alex. Then it appears that the deaths were either accident or suicide – if the latter that could well be a story and Alex’s boss Bud Evans tells her to find out more. She begins with finding out where Roger Evans had been living, and from his sister that it was unlikely that Roger had taken his own life although a visit to a local Catholic institution where Roger had spent some time reveals to Alex that he was deeply troubled.
Reviewer: Radmila May