When Ella Watson, a woman of wealth and status, is brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight it sends a shockwave through the Lake District community. Later that day, Keira Bradley meets the same fate. But whereas Ella’s murder is a tragedy, Keira’s death on the notorious Beacon Estate is just another statistic in a dangerous place.
DI Kelly Porter has the unenviable job of running simultaneous investigations. Her efforts aren’t helped by a boss driven by protecting his reputation and a housing estate where fear rules and no one dare speak out. Kelly knows the answers can only be found by winning the trust of the residents at Beacon Estate. A task so hard it may be impossible.
Kelly puts everything she has into finding justice for both victims. The only thing she hadn’t anticipated was a traitor in the ranks. When the evidence points to someone in her team, Kelly has to put feelings aside and work the case – no matter where it leads. By the time it is over, nothing in her world will ever be the same…
Another really good read from Rachel Lynch’s D I Kelly Porter series.
Now back from their long holiday in Florida Kelly and Johnny are settling back into life in Cumbria.
When two deaths happen in a short space of time and are both knife crimes Kelly is brought in to investigation.
It soon shows her that there are those in the Force who are still driven by what appears, at first, to be akin to an ‘old boy’s network’ to gain/wield personal power. She soon realises that it goes far beyond that and into much murkier depths.
This is set not in the beautiful landscape of the Lake District that Lynch so lovingly describes in previous books but in a much more urban setting. In particular that of the Beacon Estate which has become a virtual no-go area for the Police.
There is perhaps more sociopolitical commentary in this book but it certainly is a very good police procedural, investigation and interesting storyline.
We still have the ongoing story of Kelly’s relationships – both personal and working – which, certainly for me, make you more invested in the storyline. It was therefore as shocking to me, the reader, as to Kelly to find that one of her team appears to have been planted and has other loyalties.
All these threads come together and place Kelly in a very difficult position. Still she is determined to not only solve both these appalling murders but to seek out the treachery within her team and to clear out the evil influence behind it.
I certainly enjoyed this latest book by Rachel Lynch and would most definitely recommend it.
With thanks to Ellie at Canelo for the invite to read and to Canelo via NetGalley for an eCopy of Little Doubt. I also purchased this book. These are purely my own thoughts, for which I have received no payment.
Here are links to my reviews of the previous DI Kelly Porter Books:-
Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and the lakes and fells are never far away from her. London pulled her away to teach History and marry an Army Officer, whom she followed around the globe for thirteen years. A change of career after children led to personal training and sports therapy, but writing was always the overwhelming force driving the future. The human capacity for compassion as well as its descent into the brutal and murky world of crime are fundamental to her work.
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