Pub: Harvill Secker
Dawn Prentice was already known to the Peterborough Hate Crimes Unit.
The previous summer she had logged a number of calls detailing the harassment she and her severely disabled teenage daughter were undergoing. Now she is dead – stabbed to death whilst Holly Prentice has been left to starve upstairs. DS Ferreira, only recently back serving on the force after being severely injured in the line of duty, had met with Dawn that summer. Was she negligent in not taking Dawn’s accusations more seriously? Did the murderer even know that Holly was helpless upstairs while her mother bled to death?
Whilst Ferreira battles her demons, determined to prove she’s up to the frontline, DI Zigic is drawn into conflict with an official seemingly resolved to hide the truth about one of his main suspects. Can either officer unpick the truth about mother and daughter, and bring their killer to justice?
Nathan is hearing voices. He is a twelve year old runaway who has a knife in his pocket and is hitching a lift.
When a house exploded by gas yields a body of a woman with stab wounds and her disabled daughter who was left to die of starvation, we are drawn into a tale of whodunnit and why.
If this start doesn’t intrique you nothing will.
Ferreira and Zigic (who was ZigZag in my head) are the ones who have to find out the facts of this disturbing read.
Fabulously written, After You Die gives the reader a slow release of suspense and curiosity. I was completely gripped by the drama of this novel and thought it an engaging read. The relationship between the central characters is one that is completely realistic.
This is a series of books with Ferreira and Zigic, both of whom work for the Hate Crime Dept. Although I have not read the others, this is the third installment, I feel this can be read as a standalone, however I do plan on reading the others before too long.
It really is a terrific read.