When the local pathologist asks DI Lorne Warner and DS Katy Foster to attend the scene of an accidental explosion, it's not long before the capable detectives find that the victim was murdered aboard his boat before the "accident" occurred.
Delving into the victim's past leads Lorne across the county border into Norfolk, where she calls upon her good friend DI Sally Parker to assist in the investigation.
What the joint team reveals about the victim's extended family blows them away. Can Lorne and Sally find the crucial evidence in time to prevent the notorious family from carrying out their own twisted justice to sustain their wealth?
DI Lorne Warner is one of my favourite fictional characters, so I'm always waiting in anticipation when a new Justice book is about to be published. Once again, in Mel Comley's 13th Justice instalment, the intrepid Lorne is up against some very loathsome individuals...actually a whole bunch of them!
The investigation into a murder at sea takes Lorne to Norfolk Constabulary where she meets her old friend DI Sally Parker, the fab main character of the author's other series (currently consisting of 'Wrong Place' and 'No Hiding Place'). It was fun and a great idea to have these two fabulous characters joining forces in the same story. Each of these witty inspectors is a force of nature, so one can only imagine what they're capable of when they're working together as a team.
When another murder takes place and a link to the boat incident is found, the two detectives, together with Katy at London's MET find themselves on a race against time to cut short the evil deeds of some very sick minds.
Although from the outset we know who commits the crime, this doesn't diminish the reader's enjoyment. On the other hand, it's amusing and interesting to read how these two strong-headed women, step by step, work out and solve the murder mystery.
Twists, turns and dead ends make this book a very fast read that kept me on the edge of my seat at all times. I found myself frantically swiping the pages on my kindle as I wanted to know how things will turn up. At one point I felt like throttling one evil, cold-hearted character and I ended up wincing and biting my lips when I arrived at a very nasty scene - I almost wish I can 'unread' that part!!
Once again Mel Comley has awarded her readers with action, intrigue, and suspense, all together in another great instalment that's guaranteed to keep every thriller lover entertained from start to finish.
With thanks to the author for an ARC of the book.
New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. 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.