Bev Maxey would have hundreds of books published if she didn’t have to do the “evil day job”, well in her fevered imagination she would anyway. Loves crime, thrillers and urban fantasy above all else.
This is a quiet, measured book so if you like your crime novels
action packed and fast paced this is not for you.
When a gory murder in a small community leads to a full scale
police investigation it is Police Sergeant William South (‘Bill’), who
becomes the character at the heart of the mystery. His involvement leads to an
intriguing situation because Bill has murdered in the past. The intrigue is
further intensified as the latest murder victim turns out to be Bill's friend
and neighbour Rob. To spice things up Police Officer Alexandra Cupidi arrives
on the scene and it's fair to say Bill and Alexandra are polar opposites.
Although Bill is not keen to investigate a murder, he is also
asked to work with Alexandra Cupidi, who has just arrived from the Met. She
appears slightly brash and there is some gossip about the reason why she has
transferred to the Kent force. Alexandra is also a single mother; and we are
also introduced to her troubled teenage daughter, Zoe.
Bill South is an interesting protagonist: a quiet person with few friends and practically no social life other than his bird watching
excursions. But he's a good man and this book is as much about him facing up
to, and coming to terms with his past, as it is with solving a murder.