DS Kate Power moves to Birmingham, and getting to grips with a new team is not easy: some think she's a bit of fresh meat, others think she's not pulling her weight. Kate's aunt has given her the house from hell, so domestic pressure matches professional pressure - then the two start to overlap…
This is the first Kate Power novel, a book a detective chief inspector told me to write. Read it and find out why.
I found the crime involved horrible: I'm sure you will. But you'll notice I keep the details to a minimum. If there are sick people out there who would gloat over a physical description of the victim's suffering, I didn't want to give them that pleasure.
Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy meeting Great-Aunt Cassie, DCI Graham Harvey, and DC Colin Roper.
3 June 2020
1st released 12 August 2013
Most imaginative… dashingly plotted.
Times Crime Supplement
Judith Cutler's Brum-based crime novels are a hit.