A little girl is saved by a police officer during a terrorist attack. This act of altruism inspires the child to become an officer herself when she grows up. Only the real world of policing is more complicated than the fantasy.
She is called out to a suspected domestic abuse incident only to discover that the alleged perpetrator is a highly respected and powerful police officer. So begins the intense story of a young woman police officer who faces moral dilemmas throughout this story. Her family, friends, victims and boyfriend present her with challenging decisions in a climate of loyalty, control, misogyny, prejudice and justice. And somewhere in this sticky mix is truth.
This book is perfectly paced with moments of high tension and tender moments that always remain relevant. Characters and situations are cleverly human so that every now and again I stop to think what I would do in that circumstance. Robotham is an intelligent writer with an eye for detail that is never irrelevant. A master at his craft, he has become one of my favourite authors. Highly recommended for those who like upmarket psychological fiction.
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Published by Sphere on 24 June 2021. Available from all major booksellers including Amazon, Waterstones and WHSmith.
Advanced review copy supplied by the publisher.