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3 September 2016
Review: A DEADLY THAW, Sarah Ward
Sarah Ward's debut novel IN BITTER CHILL was an excellent read, and this, the second in the series, is too.
Andrew Fisher's body turns up in a disused morgue. The only problem is that he died over twelve years ago and his wife Lena has served over ten years in goal for his murder. And yet Lena identified the body as that of her husband. If that is not sufficient a hook to get the reader intrigued, the plot is far more complex than I would have predicted, and strikes at the very heart of the Derbyshire police force.
There is a good range of contrasting characters in Inspector Francis Sadler's team, and while this is a police procedural, it is also about how policing methods have changed in the last two decades.
My rating: 5.0