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Lost Hours: A totally gripping and unputdownable crime thriller (Detective Annie Delamere Book 2) Kindle Edition
A vicious murder is committed, but who has blood on their hands?
On a hot summer’s afternoon, Michelle Wentworth enjoys a rare few hours of relaxation. Sunning herself by her pool, she sends her lazy teenage son to fetch her a drink. But instead of a refreshment, Michelle is given a nasty shock when shortly after her child’s bludgeoned body is discovered on the doorstep.
DI Annie Delamere attends the scene, joined by DS Zoe Everett. There is nothing to suggest a motive or perpetrator. They dig into Michelle’s life and come to suspect she may have been the target. Her ruthless pursuit of profit has won her few friends, and relying on her lawyer’s questionable advice could mean she’s in over her head.
When another battered body is found, Annie realises that every clue leads back to a dispute at Michelle’s business. But with so many people with reason to seek revenge, will Annie and her team look in the right places – or will it be too late?
A tense and gripping crime thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page! Perfect for fans of Stephen Booth and Ann Cleeves.
Praise for Alex Walters
‘A talent to be reckoned with’ Daily Mail
‘Accomplished storytelling and perfectly meshed plot strands combine in this intriguing new series from Alex Walters’ Margaret Kirk, author of Shadow Man
About the Author
- ASIN : B08D3FYX5Z
- Publisher : Canelo Crime (5 November 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 4837 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 291 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 79,980 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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His is the first death....
An interesting start. What now? A political thriller with far left pitched against far right, or a murder mystery more conventional? In fact, the latter - this is a routine offering involving police procedural, plenty of suspects, no shortage of surprises, and, as the heatwave gives way to a violent storm, a dramatic climax.
An agreeable enough read with some interesting characters. DI Annie Delamere appeals as the officer in charge, no eyebrows raised at her live-in relationship with MP Sheena Pearson.
For some, a possible stumbling block to full enjoyment is the portrayal of control freak Wentworth. Does she ring true? She seems such a contrivance, more of a caricature than an actual person. (For example, despite all the police visits paid to her remote home, not once is there the slightest hint of a servant. Who does the cooking, washing up, dusting, vacuuming, etc.?) She is also so horrible it is hard to care in the least what happens to her - people regarded as disposables, destined for dumping after satisfying her needs.
Second in a series, but this stands on its own.