It’s Devon and hell
THIS terrific thriller’s set in a darker wintery Devon than the one summer tourists love.
Even the rain, sea, and the mysterious poetry of ocean rowing, become sinister players as police probe the death of ruthless property developer Jake Kinsey. He apparently fell from his penthouse balcony overlooking Exmouth harbour, but DS Jimmy Suttle discovers many would gladly have pushed him, including rowers in the team he bank rolled, and those who want to protect the coastline from his developments.
Suttle still works long hours after leaving Portsmouth to join the Major Crimes team, and his wife Lizzie’s going stir crazy in their damp old cottage looking after the baby. Suttle suggests she take up rowing as an escape, and now has some one inside Kinsey’s world. But he couldn’t count on Lizzie becoming attracted to a rower with a tragic past. A man who could be a killer. Relentlessly gripping and superbly crafted.
Review by Alex Gordon. Name the cop in Hurley’s previous best selling series. Entries to Alex Gordon, Western competition, by Thursday, January 17.