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Deathly Affair by Leigh Russell
About The Book
Four dead bodies.
But who is guilty in this deadly web of secrecy and lies?
When a homeless man is murdered, Detective Sergeant Geraldine Steel is disturbed by the coldblooded nature of the crime. With the discovery of a second victim, the police hunt for a killer whose motive is as elusive as he is dangerous.
In an investigation plagued by police scepticism, Geraldine is relentless in her pursuit of the truth. Drawn into the lives of three people caught
in a toxic web of love and deceit, Geraldine learns there is more to this case than she had imagined..
I love when a book is not only focused on a mystery but talks about difficult topics with delicacy and makes you change your view of the world!
Detective Inspector Geraldine doesn’t like when a homeless men appears dead, so she starts investigating even when no one has any interest on it, but when more bodies start to appear no one can look to the other side and have to take the case more seriously. But as always, the main question will be, why?
The story is told between 3 voices, DI Geraldine, Ann and Molly. We will have the killers point of view too, we will know the motives of the killings quite soon, but of course not the identity! 😉
In this case, I liked how Geraldine investigated the case but not much her co-workers. They didn’t seem to have much respect for people without means and not eager to discover the truth. I would like to think that this is not true, that we are all the same in front of the police and the law no matter how much money we have. Sometimes this type of books make you realize that the world is not really fair and we all should make something to change it, don’t you think?
This book is part of the DI Geraldine series, you can read it as standalone. You’ll miss some personal information but I can assure you that it can be read without the previous of the series, but remember that if you like it, there’s more!
Deathly Affair is an easy read, brave and twisted. It will keep you reading since the first page!
About The Author
Leigh Russellis the author of the Ian Peterson series (Cold Sacrifice, Race to DeathandBlood Axe) and the internationally bestselling Geraldine Steel series:Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring, Deadly Alibi,Class Murder, Death Rope and Rogue Killer.The series has sold over a million copies worldwide.Cut Short was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association (CWA), John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award, and Leigh has been longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award. Her books have been #1 on Amazon Kindle and iTunes withStop DeadandMurder Ringselected as finalists for The People’s Book Prize.
Leigh is chair of the CWA’s Debut Dagger Award judging panel and is a Royal Literary Fellow.
Leigh studied at the University of Kent, gaining a Masters degree in English and American Literature. She is married with two daughters and a granddaughter, and lives in London.