DCI Lesley Clarke is back for her 6th outing in the Dorset Crime Series.
An earth slip on the coast near Lyme Regis uncovers two bodies. They could have been there for days, weeks, years, even centuries. When the forensic teams start the examination it reveals they’ve been there about ten years, and that they were murdered.
What starts off as a routine investigation, into what appears to be a decade old crime, quickly starts to have ramifications today.
There has been a story winding through this series. The story of a Police Officers suicide, that Clarke is becoming convinced was anything but a suicide. The story of a local businessman who is anything but the straight and narrow pillar of the community they like to portray.
The exposure of the bodies during the landslide leads to an investigation that starts to bring the story to a head.
It’s a tense, unputdownable story. Clarke is carrying out the investigation in the shadow of veiled threats from her boss, and a possible parallel investigation into the suicide of her predecessor by a journalist.
Why is her boss being so cagey.
Political issues start to raise their head as a neighbouring force refuses to release information on the current case unless they are involved.
Why won’t they share their information with Dorset MIT
This is a six-out-of-five story. Utterly compelling and a must read for any crime fiction fan
Rachel McClean came in my radar last year and is now firmly one of my favourite authors
When I read a book I keep notes for my reviews, just a list of characters and a simple outline of the plot. It helps me with these reviews, and lets me go back and remember stories later on in a series.
It is a testament to this story that I wrote the title at the top of the page, then got so engrossed that I forgot to write another word.
Print length: 338 pages. Published by: Ackroyd Publishing. Available now. Search Dorset Crime on Amazon for the series and offer prices.