Troubled Waters : An Alice Rice Mystery, Hardback Book

Troubled Waters : An Alice Rice Mystery Hardback

Part of the Alice Rice Mystery Series series

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A young, disabled girl is lost on a winter's night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home.

Someone is combing the streets, frantically searching for her.

Within hours of her disappearance, a body is washed up on Beamer Rock, a tiny island in the Forth being used as part of the foundations for the new Queensferry Bridge.

No sooner has Detective Inspector Alice Rice managed to discover the identity of that body than another one is washed up on the edge of the estuary, in Belhaven Bay.

What is the connection between the two bodies? Has the killer any other victims in their sights and if so, can Alice solve the puzzle before another life is taken?

In this novel, the sixth in the series, appearances belie reality, and truths and falsehoods gradually merge, becoming indistinguishable.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781846972935

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Alice Rice, now promoted to Inspector, investigates the strange death of a young girl found on a rock in the Forth. Clever plot and many familiar Edinburgh landmarks for Rebus fans. Recommended.

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Another police procedural based in the Lothian and Borders Police, but there are sufficiently different plot strands to keep the readers' interest. There are quite a few mystery elements and the solutions are not immediately obvious. I wasn't particularly aware that this title was part of a series, so obviously you don't have to read them in order, although I guess a progressive reading might add to an understanding of the characters of the investigative team.Very readable.

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