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Kaye Whiting went to buy a birthday present and didn_t come back. She isn_t dead, or physically injured. But she is alone and very, very scared. Fifty miles away in Cambridge town centre a deeply disturbed young woman is standing by a payphone. She knows she often feels compelled to do harmful things and is driven by a desire to make a call. DC Gary Goodhew is one of the detectives assigned to find Kaye and when her body is discovered the only clue to the potential murderer is a woman_s voice on his answerphone saying, _Kaye isn_t the first and won_t be the last__Praise for Cambridge Blue:_You are pulled relentlessly in as Bruce racks up the tension. Menacing and insidious, this is a great novel. _ R J Ellory_An exciting debut from a very promising new talent. _ Paul Johnston'A fast-paced gritty tale guaranteed to have you hooked from beginning to end. ' Cambridgeshire Pride'Meaty and deeply plotted. ' Morning Star'DC Gary Goodhew could just develop into a worthy succesor to those venerables of the police procedural now drawing their pensions. ' Tribune'A gripping tale of murder and mystery. ' Cambridge Style
DC Gary Goodhew is intelligent, intuitive and the youngest detective at Cambridge's Parkside Station. He is the first on the scene when the body of a young woman is discovered on Midsummer Common and for the first time in his career is given the chance to work on a murder investigation. Soon there is an identity for the victim: Lorna Spence. Richard Moran, her boyfriend and employer, has reported her missing and is distraught to discover that she has been killed. He claims she was loved by his staff and his sisters, reserved Alice and vulnerable Jackie. He says she had no enemies but it isn't long before Goodhew discovers plenty, including her high maintenance colleague Victoria and Goodhew's reckless former classmate Bryn. They both swear that they have nothing to do with Lorna's death but Goodhew knows someone is lying. Then there is another brutal murder and Goodhew knows it is time to use his own initiative to flush out the killer, even though it means risking his job and discovering the truth about the one person he hopes will be innocent.
Making a fresh start can be hard, especially with a killer watching . . .When her sister was murdered, Jane Osborne left Cambridge and swore she'd never return. But now, Detective Gary Goodhew has stumbled onto a case that will drag Jane kicking and screaming through her painful past.A car set on fire, a man tied to a tree, a convicted murderer on parole. All of these things are connected, and only Gary Goodhew can figure out how.This unforgettable novel of suspense will thrill fans of Deborah Crombie and Elizabeth George.
DC Gary Goodhew searches for the link between an old woman's terminal illness, a brutal murder, and a series of suicides in Cambridge. Joey McCarthy is stabbed to death in a parking lot in a random act of violence. Shortly afterward, Charlotte Stone's terminally ill mother dies and then, within weeks, two of her teenage friends commit suicide. With her home life disintegrating and both her father and brother racing toward self-destruction, Charlotte realizes that her own personal nightmare is just beginning. When Gary Goodhew, a loveable, warm-hearted detective, finds the body of another suicide victim, he is forced to recall some deeply buried memories of an investigation that had a profound effect on him-memories that lead him to Charlotte Stone. Working together, they begin to wonder whether all these tragedies are somehow linked. And if they are, who will be the next victim?
A rash of unexplained suicides. An old woman's baffling illness. A brutal murder. Detective Gary Goodhew must figure out what's connecting them--or die trying . . .Poor Charlotte Stone . . . her whole life she has been burdenedby grief. First, her terminally ill mother dies, and then, just weeks later, two of her childhood friends take their own lives. Detective Goodhew begins to realize that this web of tragedyis not woven by coincidence. In his search for the link between this series of deaths, Goodhew is forced to recall deeplyburied memories of a murder investigation that subsequentlywent cold--memories that lead him to Charlotte Stone. Together they must stop the course of events set in motion years ago . . . In this unforgettable novel, Alison Bruce twists a shocking tale that will thrill fans of Deborah Crombie and Tana French.
All it took was one small item on the regional news for Kimberly Guyver and Rachel Golinski to know that their old life was catching up with them. They wondered how they'd been naïve enough to think it wouldn't. They hoped they still had a chance to leave it behind - just one more time - but within hours, Rachel's home is burning and Kimberly's young son, Riley, is missing.DC Goodhew begins to sift through their lives, and starts to uncover an unsettling picture of deceit, murder and accelerating danger. Kimberly seems distraught but also defensive and uncooperative. Is it fear and mistrust of the police which are putting her son at risk, or darker motivations?With Riley's life in peril, Goodhew needs Kimberly to make choices, but she has to understand, the one thing she cannot afford is another mistake.
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