Ruthless (Scott & Bailey #3)
A blaze at an abandoned chapel on the impoverished Walton Estate turns out to be more than just arson when the body of a man who has been shot twice is discovered in the ashes. For the Manchester Metropolitan police team it's the start of a gruelling and complex case that exposes the fractures and fault lines of a community living on the edge.
DC Rachel Bailey, recently m
This is the third book in the S&B series, again featuring the three strong female characters I love. I did find that I was not as totally hooked in to this one as I have ...more
The focus is on the interview techniques, securing a confession and in doing so being able to charge the perpetrator with the crime. Staincliffe has created a fierce trio of female police officers, who are bound together by gender, loyalty, leadersh ...more
Gritty, fast paced…excellent.
Cath Staincliffe writes a brilliant film for your mind’s eye. I love the way I could “watch” all the drama unfold, the action play out, the characters interact as this police procedural unfolds to its climatic end. I loved the strong gutsy female protagonists - Rachel, Jane and Gill – all at different stages in their lives, marriages and careers, all with their own private dilemma’s to deal with whilst actively pursuing a ruthless murderer; this is as real as ...more
The book does read pretty much like a TV show but given the written form ...more
However as to the book it starts with a fire in an old chapel, and with a series of twists which keeps you wondering what is going on it finishes with a dramatic scene.
There are also other plots for each of the women in the book, Janet, Rachel and Gill.
Doesn't detract from Cath Staincliffe's skill as writer, but from the book as a whole, a little.