Wrong Place - Michelle Davies
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Michelle Davies’ first novel, Gone Astray, I was keen to read the next story in the DC Maggie Neville series. Neville is a Family Liaison Officer, and this gives a unique spin to a police procedural. Wrong Place is the story of a woman whose husband attempts to murder her and then commit suicide. But somehow the story doesn’t add up, and Maggie Neville manages to make links between this case and other unsolved crimes, both current and much older.
Dead Woman Walking - Sharon Bolton
This cracking read begins with a dramatic hot-air balloon ride and a view from above of a killer. I don’t want to give any of the story away but it has a twist that I genuinely didn’t see coming, the tension never drops until the last page.
The Darkest Secret - Alex Marwood
What a story! A young child disappears from her family’s holiday home when she is three years old, and there is a media frenzy. The story alternates between the time the child – Coco – goes missing and twelve years later when her father dies. Gradually the terrible secret is revealed.