This was a good read. The story was very plausible, and the characters dealt with it competently. At first, I thought that the relationship between Ruby Knight and her boss - DCI Nelson - was going to be a bit unlikely, but the author cleverly turned it around, and it worked out really well. The story is twisty; surprising and complex in parts, and keeps the reader fully engaged right to the end.
Beneath The Surafce relates the story of a teenage boyfound hanged in a secluded area of parkland. The quick conclusion is that it's suicide but there's more to this isolated incident than meets they eye as the police discover: a well crafted, well written story, featuring characters that not only care about their job but each other. All in all a satisfying read and worth spending 99p on.
I think this is probably the best of the series so far- and I’ve enjoyed them all. Fast paced and some really nice development in terms of Ruby and Cooper’s characters and their personal lives. Murphy always flicks impressively between the perspectives of the sleuths and the villains, this time tackling a different and disturbing brand of criminal.
Denver has definitely become my favourite crime author and has written another excellent book. Ruby is growing really well and I'm enjoying the relationship she has with her partner. Some tough subjects in this book, but that is what he does best and they are handled compassionately but raises the readers awareness to these subjects. When is the next book out Denver?