The tension builds throughout the story to an almost unbearable level at times, there are red-herrings, surprises, shocks and mysteries along the way, and I was certainly left guessing right up to the last page. With a frightening health diagnosis looming over her shoulder, Aubrey concocts a desperate plan to have Tom forever. I'm hours into this story, and I'm lost. Gary is an intuitive investigator who despite social gaffs can empathise and get witnesses to talk to him, above all he can crack cases and solve the most baffling crimes. What reaction did this book spark in you? If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added. Then, a shocking discovery changes everything.
It certainly makes a nice change to read of a Detective who is not an 'almost alcoholic' or troubled by failed relationships. Something grittier - maybe a David Hewson if I can find one I haven't heard - or try a different Scandinavian crime writer. This is a fairly interesting first book, in a series of five, featuring Gary Goodhew, a very young, rash police detective in Cambridge, England. Cambridge Blue About book: She ran, clattering along the pavement as fast as her spiked heels could carry her. The protagonist is likable although not fully fleshed out.
By the end, readers will be flipping back to the beginning to suss out those clues that they may have missed. I find it a personal failure to give up on a story and have only done it once in my 40 odd years of reading, so we were in it to the end. Not only has she lost her husband, but his actions have put her under investigation for corruption. Not my best idea, I gotta admit. Which was the case here.
How this body is related to the story is something that the author leaves the reader guessing. But Emily has a past, and secrets, too. Maybe if I'm desperate to listen to something, anything, I'll come back to this, but I'm thinking of asking for a refund. He's also something of a lone wolf-- a young man who's a police detective by day and then seemingly behaves like some sort of nocturnal super hero when he's off duty. But Ella has never been married.
My proof copy has a front-cover endorsement from R J Ellory, he says 'Menacing and insiduous, this is a great novel', with such a positive comment from one of my favourite crime authors, I was really looking forward to getting stuck into this one. This book is an old fashioned whodunnit with a modern twist at the end. On the downside, the plot was more convoluted than it had to be. Alison Bruce is obviously setting Gary Goodhew up for a series of novels; if she sticks to writing in the unaffected style of the best parts of this book, cuts out the clichés of the genre and brings rather more discipline to her treatment of her characters the novels could turn out to be rather good, but I'm afraid I can only give this one a lukewarm recommendation. Alison has done a great job by taking the action at her own pace and also has not insisted so much on realism.
It's of the Gibbet Fen crime scene. My I-pod went everywhere and my husband got a little irate at trying to talk to me with my headphones in. Good, maybe the next will be great? We do of course find out the connection of this murder later in the book, Alison doing a great job of tying up all the loose ends as the book reaches its climactic dénouement. He simply cannot separate the physical fro I have to be honest and say that the major reason why I chose to read Cambridge Blue is because of the day I spent wandering the streets of that old city. As a matter of fact, he does not hesitate to exploit his relationship with those suspected.
Download at full speed with unlimited bandwidth with just one click! And then he wanders around in the evening chatting to suspects about the crimes and generally ensuring there's no chance of a valid conviction. Who would the stars be? He is the first on the scene when the body of a young woman is discovered on Midsummer Common and for the first time in his career is given the chance to work on a murder investigation. Fully optimized for all platforms - no additional software required! A young, manipulative woman is found murdered and soon after a second woman dies. We are soon introduced to Alice and Richard Moran, who are the sibling owners of a plastic surgery clinic. Additionally, it takes some time to grasp parts of the story because she frequently gives incomplete information and reveals what is missing later. I have only given this book 4 stars because of a couple of inconsistencies. They know who he is.
Possibly Sean Barrett or Robert Glenister, although their voices might be too mature for the part of Gary Goodhew. Not my best idea, I gotta admit. Alison Bruce certainly does not disappoint with her setting; I felt myself back on those streets once again, but this time with a very unusual police officer. He has a young voice but managed to characterise competently and after a chapter or two he became irrelevant to the story. Later Dr Richard Moran, Victoria's half brother rings the station because his Fiancee Lorna Spence has gone missing. He is made to work with fellow detective Kincaid who Gary does not like. Victoria doesn't know this man or why he would want to kill her.
He constantly acts unprofessionally and sometimes illegally, but of course unearths vital clues which skilled and experienced teams of experts have missed. The mystery is complex and makes for compelling reading-- even though I guessed the identity of the killer rather early on. I was kept guessing until the end and can't wait to start listening to Book 2. However, as the investigation continues, Goodhew begins to take advantage of Marks, and the inspector has to draw the line. What character would you cut from Cambridge Blue? Great start of a new series.