A young, disabled girl is lost on a winter's night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home. Someone is combing the streets, frantically searching for her. Within hours of her disappearance, a body is washed up on Beamer Rock, a tiny island in the Forth being used as part of the foundations for the new Queensferry Bridge. No sooner has Detective Inspector AlicA young, disabled girl is lost on a winter's night in Leith, unable to help herself or find her way home. Someone is combing the streets, frantically searching for her. Within hours of her disappearance, a body is washed up on Beamer Rock, a tiny island in the Forth being used as part of the foundations for the new Queensferry Bridge. No sooner has Detective Inspector Alice Rice managed to discover the identity of that body than another one is washed up on the edge of the estuary, in Belhaven Bay. What is the connection between the two bodies? Has the killer any other victims in their sights and if so, can Alice solve the puzzle before another life is taken? In this novel, the sixth in the series, appearances belie reality, and truths and falsehoods gradually merge, becoming indistinguishable....
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Troubled Waters Reviews
I really enjoyed this contemporary Scottish mystery starring newly minted Detective Inspector Alice Rice. Unlike many American crime novels that feel the need to throw in some sexual tension between the main protagonists, this story was straight up "let's solve a mystery." I didn't realize that this was part of a series, but there was only a hint or two of Alice Rice's background. I suppose the previous novels would certainly have filled with those hints to her past. It didn't make me enjoy it any less.
Would try more of this author
Straightforward police procedural. Nice sense of geographical detail.
Terrific read. Suspense from start to finish
I didn’t realise that this book was one of a series when I got it although it could also be read as a stand alone. However I’m going to go to the start and read them all! What a terrific book. I do enjoy stories that are set in locations I know as, for me, it adds to my enjoyment. This is set in and around Edinburgh and from the opening page I was hooked. The tension builds from the start. The man driving the car is scared and anxious his passenger, a young girl with C.P. is clearly agitated and when he stops for petrol she takes her chance to escape. Very quickly she is lost in the back streets of Leith. He searches for her but she has vanished into the winter’s night. Then a body is discovered washed up on Beamer Rock in the Firth of Forth. D. I. Alice Rice is called out to the scene of crime. That in itself is a challenge! Then another body is washed ashore and the search is on to find the connection between them, if any. The search is also continuing for the missing girl. The winter weather adds to the chilling atmosphere of the book. There is also a strange religious cult involved and several unexpected twists and turns culminating in a thrilling and terrifying climax. The dialogue is realistic and the characters are totally believable. Brilliant! Highly recommended
Another police procedural based in the Lothian and Borders Police, but there are sufficiently different plot strands to keep the readers' interest. There are quite a few mystery elements and the solutions are not immediately obvious. I wasn't particularly aware that this title was part of a series, so obviously you don't have to read them in order, although I guess a progressive reading might add to an understanding of the characters of the investigative team.Very readable.
Great narration. Excellent plot. Will be looking for the next in the series.