Grace Fisher transfers to a new team in a different county, hoping to leave her problems behind. Immersing herself in the murder case certainly helps at first but not only do her problems follow her, so does her past. She starts to wonder whether she will be able to keep her job in Colchester and second guesses her decisions on the job. Trusting her hunches she sets out, breaking all the rules determined to bring the murderer to justice.
This is a brilliant detective story with an interesting case. The interplay between characters, both the suspects and the police force, is natural and intriguing, bringing out human flaws and deficiencies. The psychological elements of the case are well thought out and realistic, with plenty of human emotion. Grace wasn’t my favourite character, I felt she didn’t show enough emotion and intellect, but I would still love to read the next book in the series.