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A BOOK OF SCARS WILLIAM SHAW

August 1, 2015

9781782064244

A BOOK OF SCARS WILLIAM SHAW

1969
Five years ago, teenager Alexandra Tozer was murdered on her family farm. Her sister Helen Tozer will never forget. Returning home after quitting the Met Police, she brings with her the recovering Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen, who slowly becomes possessed by the unsolved case.
He discovers the Tozers were never told the whole truth. Alexandra was tortured for twenty-four hours before she died. But when he tracks down the original investigating sergeant, the man goes missing. And so does Helen.
Suspicion falls on her. But Breen is on a trail that goes far beyond the death of a schoolgirl. For the two men connected to this case met in Kenya, during the Mau Mau uprising; and the history that Britain has turned its face from is now returning to haunt it.
So when another innocent woman is abducted, Breen knows he has just twenty-four hours to save her.
MY REVIEW
A first-rate police thriller. The totemic year of 68 will never be the same again. Teenager Alexandra Tozer had been raped, beaten and knifed, on her family farm. A brutal murder. Sometimes killers got away with it. But how good had the investigation been?  Murdered people never really go away. They stay with you. If you never discovered why they were killed or who the killer was, it’s worse.

 

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