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August 16, 2015



When a man is found beaten to death in a local Manchester park, Detective Constable Sam Parker is one of the investigating officers. Sam swiftly identifies the victim, but what at first looks like an open and shut case quickly starts to unravel when he realises that the victim’s fingerprints were found on a knife at another crime scene, a month earlier.


Meanwhile, Sam’s brother, Joe – a criminal defence lawyer in the city – comes face to face with a man whose very presence sends shock waves through his life. Joe must confront the demons of his past as he struggles to come to terms with the darkness that this man represents. 
As author Neil White is a lawyer by day and a writer by night, he certainly understands the power of an action packed story.  Dangerous liaisons are rolled out in every chapter it leaves you wondering who next will die.  A married man in suite and patent shoes sitting in a Manchester park holding Calla Lilie flowers is murdered. The police believe he was having a romantic meeting with someone. The police need to break the news to his wife and pieces different parts of his life to recreate his final week. Meanwhile Joe Parker a lawyer often has to visit the police station, which sometimes could be disruptive to life. The visits either took place during office hours or at some awful time of the night. Joe is called to a man Mark Proctor who the police have held as Mark stole his uninsured car from a police vehicle compound. Joe memory of knowing Mark Proctor all comes back to him. Mark had been the man who killed Joe’s sister. Joe had promised himself if he ever found who killed Ellie he was going to kill him.  A devastatingly good troubling crime thriller.



From → book review

  1. This sounds like a great read. I’m looking forward to getting to know White’s books.

  2. I would like read more of his books.

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