The Suffocating Night (Lydmouth #4)
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It’s a busy time in Lydmouth. An abandoned military camp has been taken over by squatters, but the military wants them out. Journalist Jill Francis receives an unwelcome visit from her former lover, a married Labour MP. DI Richard Thornhill has been asked to look into a 10-year-old disappearance. Right-wing journalist ...more
Number 4 in the Lydmouth series and once again Detective Inspector Richard Thornhill and report Jill Francis are drawn into a murder.
Set in the 1950s, this time there are squatters in an old Army Camp on the outskirts of Lydmouth and a freelance reporter is nosing around. There's also the matter of a local girl missing for some years and an MP visiting, privately, from London. When a body is discovered at the local hotel, various different people
Taylor's definitely moving up and up my list of favourite authors. Every book in the series adds to and enlarges on the ones that came before it. The attraction between the two main investigators in this series originally felt like something that might get a bit cheesey or even boring after a book or three, but after four it's still got plenty of life left in it as hurdles that were set up in earlier books come to light.
Oh yeah, there's a good mystery with a great twist in it's tail here too. I...more