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The Other Woman

(Lloyd & Hill #5)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  149 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
When reporter Melissa Whitworth places an ad seeking to interview women whose men belong to someone else for a feature article, she never dreams that she will find herself face to face with her own husband's mistress. Nor that the young woman, Sharon Smith, will be murdered within hours of their interview. Now Chief Inspector Lloyd and his partner, Judy Hill, find that mur ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 298 pages
Published October 31st 1994 by Fawcett (first published January 1st 1992)
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Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it
"Holyoak's favorite tactic was to kick people when they were down, then pick them up and kick them again. Now the great man himself was down -- brutally stabbed to death in his pent-house apartment.

"Detective Chief Inspector Lloyd felt a creepy sense of deja vu. For though certain he'd never seen Holyoak's scarred and bearded face before, he remembered one very like it -- somewhere in the past. Hunting for answers drew Lloyd and his lover, Inspector Judy Hill, deep into the lives of those in the
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A local property developer, Jake Parker, is hosting a reception at a football match to show off his new sports complex which is partially completed. A fight breaks out and he spends a few hours at the police station.

Later that night a young woman is found murdered in the car park on the site. Melissa Fletcher is researching a newspaper feature about what it feels like to be 'the other woman'. A particularly vicious rapist is operating in the area and DCI Lloyd and DI Judy Hill are involved in t
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best in the series so far. McGown has settled in to the relationship between Lloyd and Hill and their characters, and the solving of the mystery was good, lots of detail on the thought processes of the officers.
Feb 04, 2009 rated it it was ok
I found this book in the series rather difficult to read. It was dull, took forever for a body to happen and had so many indistinguishable characters that I was well and truly lost through most of it. Made me feel a bit like a simpleton. There was little consistency in the usage of first names and last was what made it difficult to follow. In one sentence he was Jake, in the next he was Evans. But I was never sure if it was the same person or they'd switched characters again.
When a second body
Kirsty Darbyshire
Jun 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: paperback
Another episode of Lloyd and Hill which set aside some of my worries about the continuing series. It had seemed that the professional connection between the two detectives was going to get ever more tenuous with each book but the author wisely brings them back to working together in this story. It looks like one of the story lines in this book carries on into a future book from the trailer at the end of the book but it's not the next book in the series. I'm interested to see what happens. Good s ...more
Gary Van Cott
Since the author passed away in 2007, critiquing her writing style has no point other than alerting future readers. I thought there were too many characters in this story, many who were unnecessary and could have been easily eliminated. The author is also in the habit of referring to characters sometimes by their first names and other times by their last names. That and her occasional use of ambiguous pronouns makes this book confusing.
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a nice little mystery. Both the plot and the characters were interesting, the various subplots worked well together and the writing was solid. I did not care much for the resolution. I thought the villain acted way out of character so that good could prevail and the loose ends could be tied up.
Dec 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: jill-mcgown
A case of mistaken identity!
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I had no clue who was responsible. Really well structured mystery. Love this author.
Feb 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2007-reads, mysteries
Oddly, uses a similar plot device to one in her first book. But for me, the interest in Lloyd and Hill's relationship makes up for any plot deficiency.
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not too crazy about Lloyd but I did like her writing.
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Jill McGown (9 August 1947, Campbeltown, Scotland – 6 April 2007 in Kettering, Northamptonshire) was a British writer of mystery novels. She was best known for her mystery series featuring Inspector Lloyd and Judy Hill, one of which (A Shred of Evidence) was made into a television series. McGown wrote her first mystery novel after being laid off from the British Steel Corporation in 1980. She is s ...more

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