Whitechapel is being gentrified. The many green spaces of the area, which typify London as a capital city, give the illusion of peace, tranquility and clean air but are also places to find drug dealers, sexual encounters and murder.
Detective Sergeant Julie Lukula doesn’t dislike Inspector Matthew Merry but he has hardly set the world of the Murder Investigation Team East alight. And, it looks as if the inspector is already putting the death of the young female jogger, found in the park with her head bashed in, down to a mugging gone wrong. The victim deserves more.
However, the inspector isn’t ruling anything out – the evidence will, eventually, lead him to an answer.
I though that this was a really gripping and gritty story!
The plot is well placed and I was hooked from the start. The characters were well developed and they worked really well with the plot, I thought Julie and Matthew were great and really enjoyed their interaction.
The writing style for the story was great and I was addicted to the book. I flew through the story and couldn’t wait to see how it would all end.
4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – I thought it was a great story and very highly recommended it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in the mid-fifties in East London, on part of the largest council estate ever built. I was the first pupil from my local secondary modern school to attend university.
I have travelled extensively during my life from America to Tibet. I enjoy going to the theatre, reading and going to the pub. It is, perhaps, no surprise that I am an avid ‘people watcher’ and love to find out about people, their lives, culture and history.
Many of the occurrences recounted and the characters found in my novels are based on real incidents and people I have come across. Although I have allowed myself a wide degree of poetic licence in writing about the main characters, their motivations and the killings that are depicted.
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