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excellent follow-up thriller
on 26 September 2012
After thoroughly enjoying the first book in this series I was keen to see if the author had kept up the high standard she had set. I'm glad to say that she certainly did. This book sees Trevor trying to recover both mentally and physically from the injuries he sustained in the last case. Just as Peter, his colleague, is beginning to despair of ever seeing his friend return they are thrust headlong into a new case.
I thought this was an even more gripping story than the last. There were many suspicious characters among both patients and staff at the hospital and the author's description of the old and almost derelict buildings added to the tension. The final thrilling conclusion was well worth the wait.
We get to know a little more about the main characters in this book. I particularly liked the description of the pathologist and his assistant sitting in the mortuary drinking coffee much to the horror and disgust of the cops. I also loved the way DS Collins refuses to curb his temper in the presence of his superiors, most of who he views as bureaucratic and beneath his contempt. I actually think he is a much more complex and interesting character than Trevor and really feel the series should be "The Joseph and Collins Detective Series."
Whatever they're called I look forward to the next in the series.