When the Devil Drives Paperback
Is the devil merely the name we give the worst in ourselves? When private investigator Jasmine Sharp is hired to find Tessa Garrion, a young woman who has vanished without trace, it becomes increasingly clear that there are those who want her to stay that way.
What begins as a simple search awakens a malevolence that has lain dormant for three decades, putting Jasmine in the crosshairs of those who would stop at nothing to keep their secrets buried. Uncovering a hidden history of sex, drugs, ritualism and murder, Jasmine realises she may need a little help from dark places herself if she's going to get to the truth.
But then needs must...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 06/06/2013
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780349123905
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Review by AHS-Wolfy
Second in the more strait-laced crime series featuring private investigator Jasmine Sharp and Detective Superintendent Catherine McLeod. Jasmine, now with more experience under her belt, is once again tasked with finding a long time missing person. A woman recently diagnosed with a terminal illness wants her to find her younger sister that she hasn’t seen or heard from for thirty years. Last thing she can remember was that her sister had just joined a repertory company after leaving drama school. Meanwhile, Catherine McLeod has been lumbered with the murder of a prominent member of the arts world. Shot from long range while posing with the cast of a play performed at Cragruthes Castle and standing just a few feet away from the local Laird. With no clear motive it’s going to take some digging and maybe a bit of luck to find out who the killer was.As with the previous book, we follow both investigations as they provide twists and turns along the way. The characters are fully fleshed out and believable, with Jasmine taking steps to remedy her lack of social life and Catherine worried about her son’s exposure to violent video games. Plot wise, this one is probably a little more convoluted than the previous but it all comes together in the end. A good solid mystery and there’s already a third volume in the series for me to look forward to.