A Body in the Lakes. Graham Smith


When the body of a naked, old lady turns, who appears to have been sexually assaulted, is found by a lake, DC Beth Young is one of the first on the scene.

Evidence found at the scene seems to point towards a local politician and the investigation has to take on a sensitive approach.

When a letter appears at Police HQ also incriminating the politician then his guilt becomes almost impossible to ignore.

But Beth Young has spotted some other crimes which appear to be linked to the murder of the old lady, and somethings about the old lady case are not right.

Beth can’t ignore the evidence pointing towards the politician but is it all a little bit to convenient.

Whilst the rest of the team concentrate on building a case against the man Beth begins to see a different time of him.

Is she being hood winked, and has she become too target focused on trying to find another killer.

There are not many crime, or Police Procedural, books where the main character is a Detective Constable.

It’s even more rare for the main character to be a young and enthusiastic cop.

Thankfully this series has DC Beth Young as the main cop.

There is none of the hatred for the “job” that we see in the older hands. Beth joined the job she wanted to join and is enjoying every minute of it.

She also has a knack for lateral thinking and seeing things differently to other officers. As irritating as this is to her boss, DI Zoe O’Dowd, she also relies on Beth and her tenacity to find the clues that will solve the crimes by finding links in her endless spread-sheets.

But can a crime be solved just using spread-sheets, not without the data to fill them and that requires Beth doing some old fashioned police work. She’s also pretty good at that.

A nice little cliff hanger at the end sets the way for another book in the series, and I can’t wait to read it and find out what happens with Beth next.

Pages: 340

Published by: Bookouture

Available now.

Author: nkadams999

An avid reader since I was young and have always found time for books through, two marriages (one still current), the raising of a beautiful daughter, who's now a lovely young woman, a short (5 year) career as a seaman, a long (30 year) career as a Firefighter- Officer/Arson Investigator, and latterly as a Lecturer, on Fire forensics and all things Fire related.

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