Dead and Gone (DI Annie Parker)
In a world built on lies, who can you ever trust? A nail-biting thriller introducing DI Annie Parker.
Paula Smith could have had it all. Hugely successful in her fashion business, she lives the kind of life she could never have imagined. Her world should have been an idyllic one if it weren't for her husband Danny who is resentful of her success and increasingly prone to...more
This started with 3 different stories. Told in alternating and short chapters. While each appeared interesting, I had a tough time getting into the book and kept putting it down.... to do another load of laundry... to go to the grocery store... to walk the dogs... to run the vacuum... yadda, yadda, yadda. I was beginning to think that this would end up on my DNF shelf with me wondering "what was the point?" Then the 1st big "twist" blindsided me ...more
I struggled a bit with this book. The story was good, the main character was interesting and it was definitely the sort of book that I usually enjoy.
This is a long book, with lots of short chapters told from the different characters point of view. There is a lot going on and a lot of stories to keep straight. DI Annie Parker was a complex character, a mother, a grandmother, a widow and a DI.
I enjoyed the book but I didn't love it. In saying that I will read this author again.
Annie Parker is an old school copper, the kind who rely on gut instinct and knowing when something's not right. As the Detective Inspector in Historic Crimes, she puts in the hours required to get to the nitty gritty of a case. Her right hand is Nisha Patel, a Detective Sergeant who knows to be thorough and leave no stone unturned. Annie ...more
This book focuses on the stories of three women. DI Annie Parker is a mother and grandmother, who is also a dedicated police officer. She has recently experienced tragedy with the loss of her husband and her ...more
This is the debut novel featuring DI Annie Parker. Paula Smith has everything; a career, husband and money. Her husband is the only blight on her almost perfect life, however, they hold a secret that ties them together.
Sarah has found her soul mate in Martin - caring, sensitive and loving, yet he has a secret and so does Sarah.
DI Parker and her sergeant hear about a 20-year-old murder, that nobody knew about. They decide to track down the murderer even if ...more
This is hopefully the first in a series of DI Annie Parker. Annie is struggling to balance her police career and helping her son and grand-daughter in the aftermath of the deaths of her husband and daughter-in-law. She works alongside her Sergeant Nisha Patel in the historic crimes unit.
In their investigation into a 20 year old murder we are introduced to Paula a successful business woman married to Danny an alcoholic, and Sarah married to Martin an artist. ...more
Annie is out shopping when she recognises a well known villain, Colin Richardson, and chases him him in her car. Richardson escapes but drug dealer Andy Ellison is found tied up in the boot of his car. In return for leniency Ellison promises to tell them about the murder of teenager Ashley Crewe 25 years ago but unfortunately dies ...more
The plot is deliciously sophisticated but easy to read. The main characters tell their stories in headed chapters. There are many connections and just as many twists as the plot weaves and ...more
This started out well; Annie was a likeable character and, despite the obligatory tragic backstory, mostly got on with being a competent DI. The multiple viewpoints and narratives slowed things down though. Each chapter was fairly short, so just as you were getting invested in a storyline, the novel switched to someone else and to a completely different narrative. Eventually they started to converge, but for a while it was like ...more
Plus I rarely pay for a brand-new author I've never tried before but chose to here as it's a huge book-600+ pages for 99p. Pleased I did as ...more
For Annie, a DI from the Historic Crimes Unit, she is investigating a murder from over twenty years ago. Paula, a successful businesswoman, is unhappily married to alcoholic husband Danny. She badly wants a divorce, ...more
I liked the story ...more