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Gritty and real.,
This review is from: Taunting the Dead (DS Allie Shenton) (Kindle Edition)
Statistics say nine out of ten murders are committed by someone the victim knows. So when Steph Ryder is found dead with her head caved in, Detective Sergeant Allie Shenton begins investigations close to home, starting with the victim's family and friends.
As each one lies to cover up their actions on that fateful night, Allie becomes convinced husband Terry Ryder has something to hide - and he's not the only one. Powerful, ambitious and charming, Allie's attraction to the successful businessman grows with each interrogation, risking both her job and marriage. Can Allie uncover the truth before her life not only falls apart, but before she ends up a victim, too?
I loved the title of this book and wasn't disappointed when reading. The story starts, quite uniquely, by following Steph Ryders last interactions and those of the people around her. It sets you up quite nicely for the murder that follows and the subsequent police investigation.
The story is told in a no nonsense sort of way and gives you a real feel of the lives the people within were living. The characters were gritty and three dimensional and I had no trouble understanding who they were. I did however, struggle to work out which of the bunch were capable of such a violent murder. I was kept guessing and being made to turn the pages right until the very end.
If you like your fiction honest and believable this is a read you won't want to miss.
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Initial post: 27 Jul 2015, 10:10:53 BST
Blues Brother says:
This is a great review! Insightful without revealing too much. As you enjoyed this book you should definitely check out Dead Charming - another explosive crime thriller guaranteed to have you gripped!!
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