My Review (5 stars out of 5)
Detective Inspector Walter Watts tries not to let emotions get in the way of his job, but the murder of a young girl lands him with some difficult decisions. Moved to a temporary post with the Porthaven Council, Watts finds himself facing off against some obstinate characters, including the woman he’s having an affair with (who happens to be married to Walter’s boss). Meanwhile, the murder investigation leads to the ex-boyfriend of the dead girl, and the team find the man is now working for a property developer who may have a financial interest in the patch of land where the body was discovered…
This is book two in the Porthaven trilogy, though we’re dealing with a different bunch of characters this time round. DI Watts is a fascinating bloke who spends a lot of time examining his feelings and trying to work out why both his work and romantic lives are so messed up. All the characters are well-rounded and believable and coloured with Mr Dixon’s usual brand of humour. If there’s such a thing as a British Raymond Chandler, Keith Dixon is the man. With a host of witty one-liners and an intelligent and clever plot, this is an absolute cracker that kept me guessing – and then guessing some more – all the way to the end.
Another thrilling ride that demonstrates once again, what a talented bloke KD is.
Intriguing, it’s unusual for a male character to spend time examining his feelings.
Certainly is – makes a nice change.
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