Troubador Coldharbour

Released: 06/11/2020

eISBN: 9781800467934

Format: eBook

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The Met Police’s Major Investigation Team East has its hands full: a rash of tit for tat gang related stabbings, a strangled housewife, the decomposed remains of a woman found in a ditch and more to come. Adding to their woes is their boss, Chief Inspector Matthew Merry, being distracted by his problems at home.

For Matthew’s wife, Kathy, her only concern is dealing with the aftermath of being drugged and raped by a co-worker. Will the trial of the man responsible be enough to give her the justice she demands. Or, as her therapist states, is it revenge she really desires. She doesn’t know. As her emotions see-saw from elation to depression, her only certainty is that her husband seems more concerned about his work than her.

And Matthew is only too aware of his failings both at home and work. But the police machine grinds on, seeking information and sifting evidence — justice is not their concern.

The police knocking and giving her the heart wrenching news. I could actually feel that emotion it was like a kick in the gut.
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The descriptive writing had me in the park with the police, had me sitting in the front rooms questioning people, in the police room being part of the team
says Zoe @zooloo2008 online reviewer on Goodreads and Amazon.

I found myself carried along with the story as it twists and turns, incidentally presenting an interesting picture of twenty first century life.
Says Julie @NorthernReader online reviewer on Goodreads and Amazon.

A well written book that draws you into the detectives world. The author succeeds in creating memorable characters that stay with you. Highly recommended. 5 stars.
Says Caroline @thedivinewrite1 online reviewer on Goodreads and Amazon.

This book is a complex and clever read which deals realistically with many who are marginalised and meet with prejudice.
Says Julie @NorthernReader online reviewer on Goodreads and Amazon.

The story is an even pace that kept me entranced and determined to find out who murdered Geraldine and why. Recommend highly.
Says Sharon @eclecticreview online reviewer on Goodreads

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John Mead

John was born in the mid-fifties in Dagenham, London, on part of the largest council estate ever built, and was the first pupil from his local secondary modern school to attend university. He has now taken early retirement to write, having spent the first part of his life working in education and the public sector. He was the director of a college, a senior school inspector for a local authority, and was head of a unit for young people with physical and mental health needs. When he is not travelling, going to the theatre or the pub, he writes.

John is currently working on a seies of novels set in modern day London. These police procedurals examine the darker side of modern life in the East End of the city

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