Summary

When the managing director of Wainwright Enterprises dies everyone is amazed to find he was far richer than they supposed, and that he's left his estate to his nephew Alex and his wife Sally. She uncovers accounting irregularities within the company, but resists involving the police - until the firm's accountant is murdered. But DCI Andrew Fenwick's investigation reveals a web of corruption reaching the highest levels of the local community that puts his own child's life in peril...
©2008 Elizabeth Corley (P)2008 Oakhill Publishing
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"An excellent, finely textured police procedural, complete with an admirable, single-dad hero; highly recommended." ( Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kirstine on 23-06-11

A complex web of deceit unravelled

I enjoyed the previous book (Requiem Mass) by this author and was not disappointed by this story of the next murder case for DCI Fenwick, and DSs Cooper and Nightingale. As in the previous book I felt I was accompanying the police officers on a case as evidence was uncovered, suspects interviewed and the internal politics of the police force were acted out. It's a long book and, apart from an unrealistic section of psychological speculation, was an engrossing narrative. I needed to concentrate at the beginning of the book as an array of characters are introduced during a family gathering as a Will is read and I wasn't sure was whom, but as the story unfolded they began to crystallize in my mind's eye.
The narrator is good, which helps differentiate the players in this complex web of deceit.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Phil on 02-05-11

It depends on how you like your crime...

If you like your crime to be gritty like, say, Simon Kernick, this is probably not for you. If, on the other hand, you're more a Midsomer Murders or Daziel & Pascoe fan, then this could be right up your street. It's a good story and well narrated but the premise is unrealistic and the plot has one or two holes. Having said that, it's an enjoyable listen (as are Elizabeth Corley's other books) and not too demanding. Perfect to chill out with!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Douglas on 22-12-08

Great police drama

I could not put this book down.
Great reader.

I intend to get the other book written by the author when I have my credits again next month..

scottylite

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Laurie on 21-01-11

Loved it!

It took me about a chapter to start really understanding the character dynamics and I was hooked! This book rocks and I am only disappointed that I can't listen to the others.

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