This is the third novel by Catriona King to feature D C I Marc Craig and his team from Belfast CCU.
The story this time concerns the death of a young
woman on a maternity ward and the hunt for her killer. The team suspect she may
be the latest victim of a serial killer. To make things just that little bit
harder for all involved, the victim's father is one of the Belfast "old boys"
with a history dating back to the troubles and his own idea of
The story rattles along at a good old pace, building up to a
tense ending (the best of the series in this reviewer's opinion!) and will keep
you guessing right up to the very end as to who the killer is.
the other books in this series (A Limited Justice and The Grass Tattoo) the
members of the team at CCU are a good part of what makes this story flow so
well. Their are issues outside the investigation that make the characters feel
real, make you really want to invest in their story lines but that don't push
the investigative element of the story into the background.
Book 4 should
be with us later this year and when it arrives I, for one one, will drop
whatever else I am reading to spend more time with D C I Craig and the team.