Leave the Grave Green

Leave the Grave Green

eBook - 2010
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When Connor Swann, the dissolute son-in-law of renowned and influential Sir Gerald and Dame Caroline Asherton, is found floating in a Thames River lock, the circumstances eerily recall a strangely similar tragedy. Twenty years ago, the Ashertons' young son, Matthew, a musical prodigy, drowned in a swollen stream while in the company of his sister Julia -- Connor Swann's wife. Police Superintendant Duncan Kincaid and Sergeant Gemma James quickly discover that Connor's death was no accident, and that nothing in the Asherton family is as it seems. Connor, though estranged from Julia for more than a year, still lives in her London apartment, where his exploits with women and gambling suggest plenty of motives. The Ashertons are far more attached to Connor than to their own daughter, and these are only the first of the secrets that haunt the suspects. New lies cover older lies, as Kincaid finds himself dangerously drawn to Julia Swann, and Gemma must confront her own troubling feelings for Kincaid.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Scribner, 2010
ISBN: 9781451617641
145161764X
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (256 p.)
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rb3221 Oct 31, 2017

Kincaid and James follow the evidence of a murder through a series of cover-ups, lies, family secrets of the past and the connection with the drowning of Julia's brother 20 years before. A good but not a great read. Upon reflection the discovery of the murderer does fit. But how the relationship between Kincaid and James ends is rather odd and I assume will be resolved in the next novel.

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Jan 30, 2015

More of a cozy than a thriller. Think Agathe Christie not Lee Child. Lots of interviewing, again and again as the evidence begins to accumulate, then shimmer, and finally illuminate. The writing is very good, but I prefer at least a little more spice in my meal.

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