Dawn Prentice was already known to the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit. The previous summer she had logged a number of calls detailing the harassment she and her severely disabled teenage daughter were undergoing. Now she is dead – stabbed to death whilst Holly Prentice has been left to starve upstairs.
I read lots of different genres but I have to say a good crime story is my favourite and this one is definitely a good one. It is fast-paced and almost all of the characters could be guilty of the murder. The real murderer is not revealed until the end and is a surprise.
There are a lot of issues covered in the book including caring for a severely disabled person and the strains that puts on a relationship.
The two detectives DI Zigic and DS Ferreira have a history working together. This is the third book in the series but can be read as a standalone book as you can grasp what went on beforehand as the author makes sure you know what you need to know to fill in the gaps.
After saying that, I have ordered the first two books from the library as if they are as good as this one, they are definitely worth reading.
Reminiscent of a number of police partnerships but this is different in that it deals with emotive subjects incorporating them into an excellent crime story. The book has nearly four hundred pages but consists of short chapters which twist between the different characters and keep you on your toes.
Excellent and highly recommended.
After You Die by Eva Dolan
9781910701836|Harvill Secker hbk Jan 2016