|The Mourner - Susan Wilkins|
More crime - you'd be forgiven for thinking I barely read anything else, lately. I have to admit, though, this one is probably one of the best crime books I've read in a long time.
If she can't get justice, will she settle for vengeance?
Kaz Phelps has escaped her brother and her criminal past to become an anonymous art student in Glasgow. But can life under the witness protection scheme ever give her the freedom she craves?
Banged up and brooding, Joey Phelps faces thirty years behind bars. Still, with cash and connections on the outside, can an overstretched prison system really contain him?
Helen Warner, once Kaz's lawyer and lover, is a rising star in Parliament. But has she made the kind of enemies who have no regard for the democratic process, or even the law?
Ousted from the police and paralysed by tragic personal loss, Nicci Armstrong is in danger of going under. Can a job she doesn't want with a private security firm help her to put her life back back on track?
A murder dressed up as suicide and corruption that goes to the heart of government unite ex-cop and ex-con in a deadly quest to learn the truth. What they discover proves what both have always known - villainy is rife on both sides of the law.
All sounds pretty good, no? Well, I'd agree. Despite the fact that there has been a previous book, this really didn't lose anything for being the second in a series. In fact, I'm likely going to track down the first and read that too, purely because I liked Wilkins' writing style and found the pace to be fast enough to keep me turning the pages, but not so rushed as to miss anything critical.
Another definite recommendation for me, and a request for "more, please" from this series.