A killer, an abductor, and a villain intent on revenge - just a normal week in the life of DI Lorne Warner.
When a wealthy woman is found murdered in a country lane, close to her home, it's up to Lorne to find the evidence to track down the rural killer.
When another resident in the same vicinity is abducted, the evidence points Lorne to believe both cases are connected.
However, Lorne's focus on the puzzling case is in jeopardy, when a criminal awaiting trial threatens her career in the force.
Can Lorne restore the tranquility in the once sleepy community? And will she still be a serving police officer in the Met by the end of the investigation?
It's been a while since Mel Comley has written a Justice novel and being one of my favourite series, I've been patiently waiting for the next one. But now Lorne is finally back in another fast-paced, thrilling addition to the series.
In Prime Justice a wealthy woman is beaten to death while walking her dog. From the brief exchange, we know that she knew her killer. Lorne knew the victim too and without wasting any time she takes on board responsibility to solve the case. Soon after, in the same vicinity, another woman is abducted while walking her dog. Are the two cases linked? Were the two crimes committed by the same person? If yes, why did they murder one on site and abduct the other? Will Lorne find the second woman on time? Will she be able to catch the elusive killer/abductor? But without CCTV or witnesses this will prove a very hard nut to crack.
Once again Lorne and her team have no respite in this book, going out and about interrogating persons of interest and trying to make sense of the puzzle pieces they find thrown at them. And apart from the baffling case, Lorne has her whole career put on the line by the devious mind of a criminal from her past.
A twisty clever plot, terrifying gruesome scenes, a bucketful of realistic characters - both good and bad, all spiced up with Lorne's usual sharp wit and sarcastic retorts, this book kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed reading it and ended up devouring it in one sitting. Now I can't wait for book number 15.
With thanks to the author for an ARC of this book which I voluntarily accepted to read and review.
New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. Over one million copies sold world wide. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that's when I turned my hobby into a career. I'm fortunate to be represented by a top New York agent. I share my home with two crazy dogs that like nothing better than to drag their masterful leader (that's me) around the village.