When an young man is found stabbed to death in a side street in Newcastle city centre in the run up to Christmas, it looks like a botched robbery to DCI David Stone. But when DS Frankie Oliver arrives at the crime scene, she gets more than she bargained for.

She IDs the victim as Herald court reporter, thirty-two-year old Chris Adams she’s known since they were kids. With no eyewitnesses, the MIT are stumped. They discover that when Adams went out, never to return, he was working on a scoop that would make his name. But what was the story he was investigating? And who was trying to cover it up?

As detectives battle to solve the case, they uncover a link to a missing woman that turns the investigation on its head. The exposé has put more than Adams’ life in danger. And it’s not over yet.

Firstly thanks to Alainna for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

I had the pleasure of reading her previous book in this series.

This is a fast paced gritty police thriller.

Not all is as it seems when a face from DS Oliver’s past returns and truths need to be discovered.

A dark read with a complex storyline and relatable characters.

A great strong female lead who leads the way in cracking the case.

Published 7th march.

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