- format: Kindle (Amazon)
- File Size: 683 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Allison & Busby (May 22, 2014)
first published 2002
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K22ZLD2
- Source: I bought it
Lawyer-turned-writer Nic Gabriel is stunned when womanising Dylan Rees, his host at a champagne reception at the Houses of Parliament, is knifed by an ex-girlfriend and bleeds to death in front of him. It’s not just the horrific murder, but the fact that the ex, Ella, had apparently committed suicide over five years ago.
Before the party Dylan had made cryptic mention of strange and sudden deaths and now, with his friend’s death, Nic is determined to discover his meaning. His research takes him to Creed, the country’s leading human rights law firm, where Nic meets Roxanne, a young lawyer starting out in her dream job with a secret to hide…
This is a digital edition of the novel originally published in 2002.
The author is in territory that he knows well - a law firm, but this time one specialising in human rights. Nic Gabriel has been a one hit wonder with his faction title about Crippen, and his publisher (and his girlfriend) is pushing him to select a plot for his next novel. When his friend is knifed and dies at a cocktail party Nic's interests turns to unravelling a puzzle that Dylan left him with - about some deaths connected to Creed, a leading human rights firm. On his first visit to Creed he recognises a woman's face, but he knows her by another name.
This is a novel with an unexpected double twist in the tail. There were parts where I thought the plot didn't gell very well, and at first I struggled to work out how the two main strands of the plot were going to come together. However it all made sense by the end.
My Rating: 4.3
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