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Published by Avon, 23 January 2020. ISBN
Sergeant Adrian Miles rescues an attractive young woman from a freezing river
he has absolutely no idea how much the incident will affect his future life and
happiness. His work partner, Sergeant Imogen Grey, has an inexplicable
sense of foreboding, justly heightened by Adrian’s strong feelings of responsibility
towards the girl. On the same evening that the girl is rescued the body of a
badly beaten young man is found about a mile away in the same river. The young
man is dead.
who isin her early twenties, is taken to hospital. She has obviously
been knocked about and claims not to remember what happened before she was
discovered in the river. She also refuses to give any details about
herself. Examination indicates she has been the subject of systematic
abuse for years. She absconds from hospital, but as nobody has reported
her missing the authorities have no idea who she is or where she had gone.
man is identified as Simon Glover and Adrian and Imogen go to interview his
former employer, Reece Corrigan at his home. Whilst they are talking to Reece
the mystery woman from the river joins them. Her name is Angela Corrigan. She
pretends she has never seen the policemen before. They play along with her
because it is obvious that Reece is controlling and physically abusing
her. Adrian, who grew up with a father who abused his mother, is
desperate to save Angela from her keeper.
Reece is a
ruthless, middle-aged developer who seems to win all the major construction
contracts around whilst somehow managing to stay just within the law. Those
that cross him meet with accidents or become terrified recluses.
Precisely how Reece exerts his inhumane hold over people and reduces them to
trembling wrecks or drives them to commit suicide becomes clear as the story
unfolds. Adrian’s crusade to save Angela leads him to overstep the mark on more
than one occasion. He pays the price, both in his personal and
professional life, as he discovers exactly how Reece Corrigan deals with
start of the book, which is part of the Miles and Grey thriller series, Adrian
and Imogen were enjoying the beginning of a loving relationship. They are
trying to keep this a secret from their colleagues, particularly their boss DCI
Kapoor who is not keen on office romances. But, as DI Matt Walsh points out,
DCI Kapoor probably knows about the liaison anyway as she keeps trying to pair
Imogen with him rather than with Adrian. As the story progresses and Adrian
becomes more and more focused on getting Angela away from Reece, his
relationship with Imogen is strained almost to breaking point. Imogen spends a
tremendous amount of time pleading with Adrian to talk to her and sort out what
is going wrong between them.
the Water is an intriguing and shocking tale that recounts how
the darker side of human ehavior can destroy those it touches, those who touch
those it touches, and so on… It is not for the faint-hearted or for those
wary of close encounters with physical – including sexual – and mental
abuse. It is however a story that once started you are compelled to
Katerina Diamond is the author of the Sunday Times Best Selling crime thriller The Teacher, and number 1 kindle
bestselling novel The Secret. Katerina
was born in Weston-super-Mare and has lived in various places since including
Greece, Cyprus, Derby, East London and Exeter.She currently lives in East Kent.
Angela Crowtheris a
retired scientist. She has published many scientific papers but, as yet,
no crime fiction. In her spare time Angela belongs to a Handbell Ringing
group, goes country dancing and enjoys listening to music, particularly the
operas of Verdi and Wagner.