Genre: Crime fiction

Stars: 5

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon.com

The blurb:

Not everything that gets buried stays buried… sometimes things have a nasty habit of resurfacing… When the body of a security van driver implicated in an unsolved £1.2 million heist turns up in a shallow grave two years later it’s just the beginning for Detective Inspector Charlotte Granger. She embarks on an investigation that takes her into dangerous territory – a world of dirty cops, dodgy private investigators, local villains and nosy journalists. Meanwhile events from Granger’s own past are threatening to come back and haunt her…

My review:

This is fast-paced, tightly-plotted, page-turning crime at its best.

The discovery of a corpse and the subsequent investigation involving corruption, ex-cops, gangsters and an evasive link between the players (old and new) is wonderfully intertwined with the story of one of those involved. The change is point of view is skilfully done, keeping the reader guessing as the story crashes to an unexpected conclusion. The quick, sharp, writing keeps the story flowing, but still manages to convey a sense of place, time and circumstance.

I’m not sure if crime novels can get any better than this. I cannot recommend it enough.