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The Drowning Pool (Willow King #6)

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Forty-four-year-old Willow King - dedicated British civil servant, glamorous romance writer, amateur sleuth, and wife to a Scotland Yard detective - is about to experience motherhood for the first time. Middle-age maternity and all its complications - Willow's frightening hemorrhage after her daughter's birth, her worry about losing her identity and independence to "nappie ...more
Hardcover, 233 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by St. Martin's Press
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Aug 23, 2016 J rated it liked it
Shelves: british-locale-s

I've read most of the Trish Maguire mysteries - this was my first Cooper book fr. an earlier series that features police officer wife Willow King as the lead character.

"Drowning Pool" has Cooper's usual subtle plot lines. There's an outright murder (ghastly - ob-gyn drowns in a hospital birthing pool)but the culprit turns out be someone who's practically a minor character ... at least until the book's final pages.

As usual, as well, Cooper's characters are very satisfying --
Christine Cody
Jan 05, 2015 Christine Cody rated it really liked it
I love this entire series. Willow King is so unique and interesting. I wish the author had made the series longer, but I'm looking forwarded to beginning her Trish Maguire series after I read the next, final, Willow King. I recommend this to anyone who likes a strong-minded, smart, unique woman, even if you don't love mysteries as I do.
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Feb 21, 2015 Sarah Adamson rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
This is the second book in the series that I have read. I did enjoy it and found the twists in the plot entertaining and fun. However the topic, based on a maternity unit, was a little too close to home for me and I found it a little scary and worrying. I will read other books in the series by this one wasn't my favorite.
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Natasha Cooper was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association in 2000/2001. She reviews books in THE TIMES, THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT and the NEW LAW JOURNAL. She is the author of, among others, FAULT LINES and PREY TO ALL.
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