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Set in the English countryside Main character is DC Karen Sharpe who investigates the murder of her colleague and his informant.
She does things her way but gets results, the outcome is closer to home than she realises though. ( )
  Daftboy1 | Jul 7, 2015 |
When her boss and a female informant are found dead on the moors in the Pennines, Detective Constable Karen Sharpe realises she should be dead too. But for an anniversary she was observing at home alone, she should have been with them. The deaths have all the hallmarks of a drugs killing but Karen is pretty sure that there is more to it than that. What were they doing out on the moors? Last time she had seen them they were drinking in a hotel. Detective Chief Superintendent Munro realises he needs Karen on his investigation team despite her close connections to the case. But he doesn't know what to make of her and she is difficult to control, not a team member at all. And in her past Karen has a dark secret, something that surfaces annually, for Karen Sharpe is not who she seems. Half way through this story, just when you think all the riddles have been solved, you realise that you are only half way there. Murder investigation becomes strong, rapidly moving thriller. What Karen Sharpe did eight years before comes as a series of staggering surprises. Strongly read by Maggie Mash. ( )
  smik | Jan 8, 2008 |
Interesting first novel from John Connor, a senior criminal lawyer with the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK. You can tell he's familiar with police procedure from the way he writes about it, though occasionally he slips into legal speak.

Karen Sharpe is a Detective Constable with a past, she's been undercover a lot and now her partner and a source are found dead. She was blind drunk that night and doesn't remember part of that day. There are suspicions on many people's part about her involvement in the case.

Interesting but I found that parts didn't really flow, it's as if he had some good ideas but failed to link them very well. Not a bad read though just mostly first book stuff. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Mar 23, 2007 |
A reasonable first novel from an English senior criminal lawyer, set in a remote part of the Pennines. A detective and an informer are shot dead. DC Karen Sharpe should have been there - but was passed out drunk. Everyone thinks it is a drug deal gone wrong. She sets out to find the real reason for the murders - which turns out to be related to a deep secret in her past. ( )
  Jawin | Dec 31, 2006 |
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She saw that there was an arm hanging out, just outside the doorframe, the fingers long, slender, relaxed. Then the legs. She recognised the shoes. There was a furious, deafing banging in her ears. Small splashes of black substance across the intact windscreen. She moved round, realising that Munro still had hold of her arm, that his grip had tightened and almost hurt.… (more)

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