After two detectives are suspended, the Met is forced to return to all the cases the partners investigated. The cold case of a missing university student, Noelle Chesterfield lands on DS Lorne Warner's desk.
Because Noelle was working her way through school as a pole dancer, Lorne and her partner DI Katy Foster find themselves with plenty of suspects on their radar. However, when the leads run dry, they call in the services of an unusual ally to find the missing student and give her devastated family some peace.
In Mel Comley's tenth Justice novel, Lorne and Katy are investigating a missing person's cold case. This is one of several cases that the police is revisiting after the suspension of two corrupt officers that were in charge.
A young pole-dancer encounters trouble during her performance in a night club. The following day an intruder gets into her flat...after that she just vanishes into thin air. Who was the intruder? What happened to her? Where is she?
Six months later, the Met police is still clueless as to her whereabouts. After questioning the woman's distraught parents and workmates, and going through a short list of suspects, the team's investigation proves fruitless.
Just wishing to wrap up this case quickly isn't enough without strong leads, so Lorne turns to her last resort - her psychic friend Carol. Will she be able to help them find the missing puzzle pieces? Let's just say that Carol's role in this book is much more significant than usual.
In another part of town, Tony has started working on his first Private Investigation case together with his friend Joe Callen. Their investigation into a seemingly normal suspected infidelity case takes a very different direction than the one they had anticipated.
Well-written, taut and fast-paced, Rough Justice is another brilliant addition to the series, featuring all the usual characters we've come to know and love so much. While I highly recommend this book, I suggest a box of tissues at hand for the ending.