Nothing to Hide
The new book in the brilliant Constance Fairchild series, from one of Scotland's foremost crime writers.
'THE NEW IAN RANKIN' Daily Record
'OSWALD'S WRITING IS A CLASS ABOVE' Express
Suspended from duty after her last case ended in the high-profile arrest of one of Britain's wealthiest men, DC Constance Fairchild is trying to stay away from the...more
DC Constance Fairchild is returning to her London home when she discovers a young man barely alive. His mutilated body is the latest such act in a strange unexplained ritualistic attack.
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Just when it seems as if things ...more
enjoyed the latest in this new series and the dark nature of it as well. liked the links Oswald is gradually doing with both of his series with common characters. felt this one was darker than the first one in the series and kept a good pace as well. hope he continues with his series and keeps the dark nature which makes him an interesting crime thriller writer.
It wasn’t, only more so.
I shall therefore attempt to unpack why this is a three-star review for a book by someone I consider to be a five-star author.
Con Fairchild, the main character, is from a rich aristocratic family: she’s actually Lady Consta ...more
I loved Constance Fairchild, the main character, and the attitude she has to what other people think which was very ...more
Con Fairchild is Lady Constance Fairchild, though her title is not something she would dream of using. The tabloids refer to her as ‘the Posh Cop’ e ...more
Still suspended Con has been out of London for months to escape the relentless pursuit of the paparazzi but now she has returned home to prepare for the court case responsible for her suspension. A quick trip to the communal bins leads her to find a badly injured youth and an encounter with DCI Bain of the NCA who informs her that this ritualistic attack is ...more
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed No Time To Cry by James Oswald, I was delighted to finally get the opportunity to read the second book in this fantastic crime fiction series, Nothing to Hide.
Published by Wildfire in July 2019, Nothing to Hide sees the return of DC Constance Fairchild. James Oswald, ‘one of Scotland’s foremost crime writers,’ would be familiar to many for his bestsell ...more
DC Con Fairchild is recovering her balance, her health and her career following a high profile case which has left her the focus of media attention and forced her into hiding to escape that. Returning to London from a Highland retreat she finds herself confronted by a mutilated young man, barely alive and almost on her doorstep. Although she's supposed to be suspended from work, work seems not to be willing to suspend itself from her and she is pulled into ...more
In this book, DC Constance Fairchild is still suspended from duty after her last case ended. She is attempting to stay out of the limelight after the high-profile arrest of one of Britain’s wealthiest men in that case but the press have different ideas. When she returns to her flat in London, she finds a youn ...more
Now this book can be read as a standalone. However, given the fact that Constance (or Con as she likes to be called) is still off-duty due to her role in the previous case. There is a lot of references to the first book. It doesn't detract from the sto ...more
Con is suspended, while awaiting the trial of Roger DeVilliers, a paedophile, and the corrupt detective Bailey.
She is being harassed by the media, with paparazzi camped on her doorstep and she is known as the ‘posh’ cop. Returning home after a break in Scotland, she finds the mutilated body of a young man, he’s still breathing…so she is back in the thick of it again.
Poor Con is still the pariah to other cops, so sh ...more
Con has been suspended from her job following the events of book one and is treated with disdain by both her colleagues and the press. Neither of who can accept that she is Lady Constance, even though she has no interest in the title, has little time for he ...more
My first book by James Oswald, the suspense soon built up slowly as pages turned. The book was written with great precision with Con as the center stage, who attracted trouble which helped her to solve the difficult crime. The othe ...more
From start to frenetic finished a joy to read and a shame to finish the book.
Hats off James Oswald...you've done it again
Stephen King does it all the time with his Castlerock based stories. When it happens it’s like bumping into old friends you haven’t seen in years.
James Oswald fills this book with easter eggs and references to his hugely successful Inspector McLean Series. Locations and characters that will fill McLean fans with unbridled joy when they pop up. Yet Oswald still manages to do it in a throwaway, blink or you’ ...more
It also seems pitched to younger demographic.
Plenty of 'fuck' , the allpurpose word.
Cover note advertising claims "hallmarks of Val McDermid Ian Rankin" - publishers need to print something on a cover to attract buyers who might believe such a claim.
This book is ridiculous.
Featuring the lead character, 'Poor Me', little Constance, this book consists of overly-done and boring endless repeating self-talk, endles ...more
Lady Constance Fairchild or Con as she likes to be called, is a Detective Constable currently suspended from duty after the case she worked on in the previ ...more
When we last saw Constance, she had just uncovered a serious case of corruption within the police force after the death of her colleag ...more