Author: Katherine Howell
Published: Feb 2015
Available: Amazon Books
Synopsis: Paramedic Stacey Durham has an idyllic life; her dream job, a beautiful house, and a devoted husband. Until her car is found abandoned and covered in her blood.
Detective Ella Marconi knows information is key in the first twenty-four hours, questioning the frantic husband, Marie, the jealous sister, and Rowan, the colleague who keeps turning up in all the wrong places.
Just as Ella starts to piece together the clues, a shocking message arrives for James: You won’t see her again if you don’t tell the truth.
As she sifts through the lies, Ella’s relationship with Dr Callum McLennan is under siege, and she doesn’t know if it can survive the over enthusiasm of her family, or the blind hatred of his mother.
With the investigation hitting dead ends and new threats being made, Ella must uncover the truths buried beneath the perfect façade before the case goes from missing person to murder.
My Thoughts: The latest book from this talented author is possibly not up to the usual standard.. It is believed that this is to be the last of the Detective Ella Marconi series.
The author is a great story teller, but it does seem time that Ella Marconi was retired and whilst Ella is her usual masterful self, the characters in this tale do not appeal in a complex plot.
However, there are many twists and turns before all is revealed. As usual, Katherine’s books are ‘can’t-put-down’ stories and this is no exception.
Status: Read from my local Library.