Cold In Hand, Paperback Book
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Two teenage girls are victims of a bloody Valentine's Day shooting; one survives, the other is less fortunate... It's one of a rising number of violent incidents in the city, and DI Charlie Resnick, nearing retirement, is hauled back to the front line to help deal with the fallout.

But when the dead girl's father seeks to lay the blame on DI Lynn Kellogg, Resnick's colleague and lover, the line between personal and professional becomes dangerously blurred.

As Lynn, shaken by this very public accusation, is forced to question her part in the teenager's death, Resnick struggles against those in the force who disapprove of his maverick ways.

But when the unimaginable occurs, an emotional Resnick will need all his strength to see justice done.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages, none
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099505648

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It used to be that one murder sufficed to create a good detective novel: then, we needed a second, half way through, to titillate the reader and now, we need the character who has a connection to our hero who must die. I don't want this emotional 'realism' in my whodunnits.Apart from this grouse, however, this is a cracking book: 480 pages flash by whilst anyone disturbing my reading got a sharp rebuff.The story is excellent: ranging from the senseless murder of a teenage girl on the street to a major arms gang - oh, and that is in addition to Resnick's de facto wife being gunned down. This is not a book which ever drags but, at the same time, the story hangs together and, as in all the best books, just when we think that we know who did what and to whom, the plot twists and we are left cursing the fact that, whilst all the clues were there, we missed them (again!)Oh well, I'll crack it next time... or the next, or.......

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