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by Joffe Books, 1 April 2020. ISBN: 978-1-78931352-9 (PB)
Detective Constable Dove Milson is
called to a murder scene. A young woman is encased in glass, it's exactly the
same as murders four years ago but the perpetrator a Peter Hayworth had died of
a terminal illness in Wandsworth prison.
This must be a copycat murder,
Before she joined the present
police department, Dove worked as an informant handler at the time of the
previous Glass Doll murders. She had herself been seriously injured but was
rescued just in time to save her from certain death.
To make it worse for Dove, her
niece Eden had been one of the original Glass Dolls. However, her body had
never been found although Hayworth had admitted to killing her. He refused to
say any more before he died.
Gaia, Dove's younger sister then
tells her that Agnes, the latest victim worked in her club. One of her old reliable informants then gets
in touch with her with important information concerning Agnes. He had
previously helped her with the original Glass Doll murders.
Unbelievably Delta, Eden's young
sister then goes missing. Everyone is devastated, even Dove's new boss
Detective Inspector Jon Blackman is very concerned. Is someone trying to get to
Dove's family again? As if things weren't bad enough word comes in of another
Glass Doll death – it can't be Delta can it?
Meanwhile a link is made to a
paedophile ring and mules and dealers of drugs. Dove is taken off the case as
it is too close to home, but especially because her family is involved, she is
determined to get to the truth. She follows her own lines of enquiry which very
nearly cost her her life.
Is the latest Glass Doll her young
niece and how long is it going to take the police to solve the whole sordid
A really great nail-biting
thriller. Certain chapters are set aside revealing what has happened in the
past and it slowly becomes clear to whom each of these episodes relates, very
cleverly keeping the reader guessing right to the end.
There are a couple of really
unexpected turns of events which made me gasp out loud. A thoroughly enjoyable
book which I had a job to put down and highly recommend.
D.E. Whitewrites psychological thrillers for
HQ Digital (HarperCollins). She lives near the Sussex coast, and has two
children, both of whom are bookworms, so it must run in the family!
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.