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Possibly better to read the series in order.,
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This review is from: The Flight (Coroner Jenny Cooper Series) (Kindle Edition)
An airbus-380 crash lands in the Severn estuary with the loss of all lives. Coroner Jenny Cooper is called in to investigate the deaths of two bodies found in the estuary, that of a young girl who was on the fated flight and that of a sailor. When a life-jacket of the type issued to the sailor is recovered and found to have been deliberately cut and forensic examination reveals traces of plastic explosive then Jenny starts to suspect those involved with the accident investigation are hiding information.
As the story unfolds it becomes increasingly complex and it is not until the final few chapters where it becomes clear which of the interested parties are attempting to hide the truth or what their motives are for so doing.
I enjoyed this novel on one level but the thing that let it down for me was the apparent fragility of the lead character Jenny Cooper. Fuelled with prescribed medication, trips to her psychiatrist and a past history with more highs and lows than a roller-coaster, I was far from convinced that she would be capable of every-day tasks let alone functioning as a district coroner. This is however the fourth in a series of Jenny Cooper books and I suspect that reading the series in order might explain her background and thus make her a more believable character.