For a policeman, there are some questions that have to be asked even if you don’t want to know the answers…
A middle-aged man jumps under a tube train at Shepherd’s Bush station, and a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run, in a country lane puzzlingly far from her home on the White City Estate: two unrelated incidents which occupy DCI Bill Slider and his team during a slack period. At least it’s a change of speed after the grind of domestics, burglaries and Community Liaison. But links to a cold case – another dead teenager, pulled out of the River Thames – create doubts as to whether they are indeed unrelated.
And slowly a trail of corruption and betrayal is uncovered, leading Slider and his firm ever deeper into a morass of horror.
As usual, Harrod-Eagles offers up an attention-grabbing, fast-paced, engrossing police procedural with plenty of twists and a hero who’s a gifted copper and a likeable human being.BOOKLIST
Contemporary British police procedurals don’t get any better than Harrod-Eagles’s 18th Bill Slider mystery… a meditation on modern times as well as a crackling good story.PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW
If you haven’t been reading this series, then you’ve missed some of the best British police procedurals being written today.NETGALLEY
ISBN Hardback: 9-780727-88556-2
Published by Severn House 30th October 2015