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Death Rope

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Michelle B, Reviewer

Last updated on 26 Jul 2018

I Recommend This Book


An excellent police procedural thriller. This was the first I had read in an ongoing series featuring the recently demoted Geraldine Steel. Having previously been a DI in London and now a DS in York, life has changed dramatically for Geraldine. 
Geraldine clearly has a very sharp mind and instinct and it dreadfully woeful to see her being treated with disrespect and ignored when she has something of interest to say (due to her senior officers treating her as the ‘newbie DS’ and forgetting her years of experience as a DI.
Leigh Russell writes so very well keeping up the pace and tempo of this excellent storyline, where what appears to be a straightforward suicide, is investigated by Geraldine (who is the only one who believes the sister of the deceased that there may be more to it than it seems at face value).
There is enough information given about Geraldine’s back story given, mentioned in passing by Leigh, to make the book suitable for a first timer to the series like myself, whilst not overdoing it to make it repetitive for the longstanding fans of this, the 11th book in the series.
I will certainty be reading more in the series and other books by this author.
Thanks to NetGalley for a Kindle copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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