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The Other Woman by Jane Isaac

Genre: Mystery
Source: Aria Fiction
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Rating: 4’5/5
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About The Book

The grieving widow. The other woman. Which one is which?
When Cameron Swift is shot and killed outside his family home, DC Beth Chamberlain is appointed Family Liaison Officer. Her role is to support the family – and investigate them.
Monika, Cameron’s partner and mother of two sons, had to be prised off his lifeless body after she discovered him. She has no idea why anyone would target Cameron.
Beth can understand Monika’s confusion. To everyone in their affluent community, Monika and her family seemed just like any other. But then Beth gets a call.
Sara is on holiday with her daughters when she sees the news. She calls the police in the UK, outraged that no one has contacted her to let her know or offer support. After all, she and Cameron had been together for the last seven years…
Until Cameron died, Monika and Sara had no idea each other existed.


My Thoughts

The fright that Monika had when her partner was killed at their front door was unbearing, no one doubt it. But what no one expects is that another woman, Sara, appears later saying that it was her partner too…!
The Other Woman is a case investigated by DC Beth Chamberlain, whom is assigned to “take care” of the family (Family Liaison) on these difficult moments and of course, to discover as much as possible without creating any conflict. I think Beth’s situation is not easy, she loves her job and does it perfectly, but when someone has been killed everyone is a suspect, mostly the loved ones, so she has to interrogate Monika with delicacy and try to uncover any hidden secrets.
This is an interesting case, how a man can have a total secret life without any of the partners discovering it. I’ve always been fascinated by this type of situation, I think the man/woman doing this has to be cold hearted and without any respect for their couples. Don’t you think? But admit it that it makes you wonder if the two partners are in the murder together or simply bad luck. Of course that’s the point of Jane Isaac, the suspicion all the time that they are planning this together. But there are so many possible suspects and secrets linked to this case that I can assure you it will not be easy to uncover the truth!
I really liked Beth, she trusts her instincts and knows when she can ask a question or has to be supportive, is intelligent and wants to discover the truth, all the truth!
I was surprised with the multiple layers of the story and all the secrets that Cameron Swift, the victim, has been keeping from both of his families! There are really strong motives for anyone that know him to kill him, you only need to discover the real killer!
I hope this will not be the only case of DC Beth Chamberlain, the story didn’t tell much about her personal life, I hope we will discover more in another case!
Ready to discover The Other Woman?


Extract

Yes! I am lucky to share the first chapter of the book. Ready?

The moments before death were not at all how she imagined them to be. No images, carved from the recesses of her memory, flashed before her. No celebrated successes or missed opportunities. Instead, an overwhelming fear beat a tune beneath her skin, faster and faster, picking up momentum, immobilising her organs, one by one.
Were they out there? She risked a fleeting glance at the window. She couldn’t see them, hadn’t heard the soft thrum of their engines in the distance, or felt their
clandestine foot falls as they crept around the perimeter of the house. But there were children inside, they would be discreet.
She willed them to be out there. Trussed up in bulletproof vests. Semi-automatics clutched to their chests. Hell, they should have evacuated the neighbouring houses by
now. Cordoned off the whole estate.
‘Eeny, meeny, miny, mo.’
She turned back to the room, just in time to stare down the barrel of the Glock. And froze.
A tremor ran through the sofa as a knee juddered a staccato beat beside her.
Their captor repeated the rhyme, moving the gun down the line, from child to adult, child to adult. A cat playing with his prey. A pernicious smile tickling his lips.
Please be out there. Eventually they’d make some contact, attempt to negotiate a deal.
Wouldn’t they?
The knocking knee squirmed beside her, sending a trail of urine down its calf. She swallowed, the heat of the bodies squeezed beside her on the sofa failing to suppress
the chill of raw ice in her chest. Two adults, two children. To kill an adult was gruesome enough. But a child? That was pure evil.
The urine crept forwards, a languid line on the polished flooring.
Wasn’t this where self-preservation was supposed to kick in? That animal instinct, sewn into living genes from the dawn of time.
They’d tried screaming, reasoning, pleading, even begging. To no avail. The face opposite was calm and still. And now the fight was fading from her bones, numbing the fear biting at every sensory receptor.
The breeze picked up, a sudden gust whistling through the trees out front. The sound cut her breaths. Even if the surrounding pavements weren’t deserted, the house
was set so far back from the road that nobody would have heard their screams, their pleading. This wasn’t the movies. No one was out there. There would be no heroic
rescue.
The Glock snapped as it was racked up. Her stomach curdled as she watched the face of death stretch and curve. Listened to the words drip from his mouth.
‘Right. Let’s begin, shall we?


About The Author

Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective and they live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter, and dog, Bollo. Jane loves to hear from readers and writers