Never Forget Paperback
by Lisa Cutts
Few kidnap victims grow up to become police officers - but this is exactly what Nina Foster did.
Following a frenzied stabbing she is drafted into her first murder investigation.
With former rescuer DCI Stan McGuire as her mentor and John ('Wingsy') Wing as her partner, she thrives on the pace and banter that go with the job. As the body count increases and the force's biggest-ever manhunt gets underway, Nina is determinded to find the murderer.
But when the story of her own traumatic childhood comes to light - a past she's worked hard to hide - her role on the team is threatened. Suddenly her job, her peace of mind and her safety are all in danger. And this time DCI Stan McGuire won't be there to save her.
Fast-paced, and with a shocking twist, this compelling crime debut by police insider Lisa Cutts takes us to the heart of the Major Incident Room - introducing a gutsy new heroine to the crime scene.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Myriad Editions
- Publication Date: 10/07/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781908434265
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Review by Pet12
Never Forget is a really original and highly entertaining British crime procedural. It is written by an actual police officer, and that showed. The investigative work is described in great detail. The plot was logical and totally believable, and the characters were realistic. I couldn't believe that this was really the first book written by Lisa Cutts. The other thing I really appreciated was the fact that although the main character had suffered traumatically in her childhood, she was not being portrayed as the stereotypical troubled sufferer. Ok, she drinks and has boyfriend issues, but who doesn't. Still, she appears a lot more "ordinary" than your average fictional crime fighter. That made it different, and I really liked it. Another nice touch was the humor and witty banter between the characters. My one criticism would be the amount of people that were involved in the intricate plot. At times, it became confusing to keep up with the different relationships. But as this is the first in a series, I can see that it made sense to introduce all the recurring characters in depth. <br/>The audiobook version is competently narrated by Deryn Edwards. When I finished it, I bought book 2 straightaway.<br/>