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August 9, 2015



Published 6th August 2015

She closed her eyes and saw, as if on a loop, a repeating backdrop of square windows, blue sky and concrete spinning and passing, passing, passing. She could not escape the horror of it: falling unstoppably, irretrievably until the hard concrete reaches up. That last glimpse of them at the edge.


A long-serving beat cop in the Met and a teenage girl fall to their deaths from a tower block in London’s East End. Left alive on the roof are a five-year old boy and rookie police officer Lizzie Griffiths. Within hours, Lizzie Griffiths has disappeared, and DPS officer Sarah Collins sets out to uncover the truth around the grisly deaths, in an investigation which takes her into the dark heart of policing in London.


Grounded in the terrifying realities of policing a city where the affluent middle-classes live cheek-by-jowl with the poorest immigrants, this is a complex, intelligent, thrilling crime novel by an author who has walked the beat.


My review

Post Mortem is an excellent police procedural from Kate London. The story is draws you in and doesn’t let go with impressive police dialogue.  Without giving too much away. The first page opens with disastrous consequences of on the 17th April two bodies, spread on the tarmac of the square in plain view. Face down was a white uniformed male. The teenage girl,s face was dark-skinned North African that lay face up. They fell to their death from a towe block in London’s East End. With high stakes and high tension I am sure book lovers will hear from Kate London very soon.


In 2006 Kate joined the Metropolitan Police Service, first working in uniformed response and then moving to the CID. She qualified as a detective constable then went on attachment with the police national in France and finished her career working as part of a Major Investigation  Team on SC&01 the Metropolitan Service’s  Homicide Command. She resigned from the MPS in August 2014. Post Mortem is Kate London’s first novel.


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