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Thursday 3 February 2022

‘A Narrow Point of View’ by Faith Martin

Published by Robert Hale & Co.
30 March 2010.
ISBN: 978-0-7090-9020-5

Detective Inspector Hilary Greene is not feeling her best as she visits her ex-Sergeant Janine in hospital following the birth of her baby. Hilary is still coping with the fall-out following the death of a colleague who had been a close friend for many years, and the subsequent killing of his murderer, Clive Myers, by her ex-Sergeant.

Hilary’s unease is further exacerbated by her newly appointed boss Superintendent Brian Vane, an old adversary who is looking for any opportunity to stab her in the back. Hilary is not new to looking over her shoulder, her husband DI Ronnie Greene had been spectacularly bent before being killed in a car crash, and the association still lingers, not least with her new Sergeant Gemma Fordham, but Hilary has her number.

Back at HQ she is given charge of the investigation into the death of David Merchant found burned in his garden along with his books. The victim is a devout Christian so who would hate him so much to set him and his cherished belongings alight. As Hilary investigates her mind is split by the murder enquiry and by learning that the newest addition to her teams Constable Mark Chang is being targeted by a criminal gang.

Always in the wings is DCI Paul Danvers, tall, blond and good looking he has had the hots for Hilary for some time. He had waited out her affair with Mike from vice-squad, and is sure he can eventually wear her down, but it is proving a long job.

Past knowledge of Hilary Greene says she will win through, but at what cost, and is she tiring of continually proving herself, we all get tired, has Hilary reached the end?
Highly recommended.

Reviewer: Lizzie Hayes

Faith Martin is a pen name of English author Jacquie Walton who was born in Oxford. She is best known for writing a series of books set around Oxfordshire, with the starring character being DI Hillary Greene. She also has a series set in Oxford in 1960 featuring PC Trudy Loveday, who is assigned to help coroner Clement Ryder. Writing as Joyce Cato she has published 7 books featuring Jenny Starling, a travelling cook and amateur detective. And four books featuring Monica Noble, a vicar's wife with a taste for solving crimes.

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