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A very good characterful crime story
on 12 March 2017
This is a very good story set in Madge Fleming's patch of Galloway. It is another case of the sins of the past haunting the present. This is a recurring them in this series it seems. There is a special twist in this one though as the main character has a medical disorder. She has the reverse disability of dementia, she can recall in totality absolutely every episode of her life in complete detail who said what and when and what they were wearing when it happened. That's everything except for one moment of trauma which is a blank and that moment may hold the key to the events of today.
As with all of the books in this series there is focus on the joys and sorrows of the family lives of Madge and her officers. In this book Madge has both and there is even a case of dementia for one of her officers to contend with.
There is an unexpected and exciting end to the story as the pieces all come together or perhaps - fall apart.