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Dark Past (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery Book 2) by [Lee, Catherine]
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There’s a secret buried deep in the Fisher family’s past – a secret someone will kill to protect.

When young shipping company heir Jill Fisher is found dead in her apartment, Detective Charlie Cooper and his partner Joe Quinn don’t believe she was killed by a random intruder.

Corporate lawyer Beth Fisher struggles to cope with the grief following her sister’s murder, but she decides there’s one last thing she can do for Jill – finish the ancestry research she was so passionate about.

Cooper and Quinn’s investigation and Beth’s research uncover truths about the Fisher family and their business dealings that raise more questions than answers. Cooper must act fast before more lives are lost. And for Beth, work and family collide as she struggles to find the secret someone will kill to protect.

The second case for Cooper and Quinn, Dark Past involves a family history, a secret past, genetic research, and a multi-million dollar shipping company. New team members join old favourites as the Homicide Squad delve into another mystery in Catherine Lee’s page-turning Dark Series.

Pick up Dark Past to read Cooper and Quinn’s latest adventure today!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1108 KB
  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QG8DJHQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,784 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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When Jill Fisher doesn’t turn up for work and breaks a lunch date with her sister Beth, Beth goes looking for her. To her horror, she finds Jill dead in her apartment. Detective Sergeant Charlie Cooper and his partner Detective Senior Constable Joe Quinn are called to the scene. While they don’t believe that Jill was killed by a random intruder, it isn’t immediately clear who would kill Jill, or why.

In the meantime, Beth Fisher, a corporate lawyer in the Fisher family firm (where Jill had also worked) decides to finish the ancestry research Jill had been so passionate about. Jill was convinced that the family had a First Fleet connection and Beth looks for a researcher to help her.
Cooper and Quinn’s investigations and Beth’s ancestry research raise a number of questions about the Fisher family and their business dealings.

There’s a mysterious disappearance years earlier which just might be relevant. And the death of a researcher Beth has been talking to is hardly likely to be a coincidence.

All of this digging around results is a warning for Beth: ‘Stop looking into your family’s past.’

I picked this novel up, and couldn’t put it down. So many questions needed answers. Would Cooper and Quinn discover who murdered Jill before more lives were lost? What was the family secret that someone was so keen to protect? Just what is the genetic research being undertaken by the Research Foundation? And just who is the murderer? Ms Lee has written a novel with a number of different strands to analyse and consider.

There’s plenty of tension too: for Beth as she tries to balance work and family while being overwhelmed by Jill’s murder, and for Charlie Cooper trying to balance his own family responsibilities while finding out the truth.

I finished the novel, fairly satisfied with the outcomes, and immediately picked up the next in the series. I hope that Ms Lee can write fast!

Jennifer Cameron-Smith
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This is the second book in the Cooper and Quinn mystery series and once again Catherine Lee has come up with an intriguing novel.

The author manages to combine a very smooth free-flowing writing style with a logical, structured, multi-faceted police investigation (murder, arson, abduction, theft, drug importation, illegal trade in human cells, missing persons).

The interaction between the investigators from various agencies, investigators and the victims and their families, family dynamics combined with several unexpected twists and turns create a rich dialogue throughout and some very interesting characters.

The extra dimension this time comes from genealogy, genetic research and family secrets. The genetic research and the way it is conducted put against the potential benefits pose some serious moral questions. And while the author poses the questions and partially touches both sides of the argument, as a reader it certainly gives you food for thought and allows you to form your own opinions.

In all an uplifting novel full of tension, rich characters and plenty of scope for introspection.
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I loved this book. I love the description and the fact I could picture everything in my mind. I loved how I was sucked into this story and guessing who did it along with Cooper. I mostly loved the twists and turns and second guessing. I was kept intrigued the entire way and on the edge of my seat as the mystery unfolded.

Thank you for this fantastic read. I now have to try and adjust to reality.
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The 2nd book in the series is another great read as the first book was and as with the first book I could not put this one down either
it has an interesting storyline with once again twists and turns, we also get to know a bit more about Cooper and Quinn and I like Meg's character.
Bring on the 3rd book in the series
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I bought this book because I enjoyed the first one so much. Another well written story with enough intrigue to keep you guessing. The Cooper and Quinn partnership is evolving well and I certainly look forward to following their careers in further books. I love that the books are set in Sydney and hope this continues.
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