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Fault Lines (Trish Maguire #2)

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The brilliant and idealistic Trish Maguire returns in a devastating case of corruption and conspiracy.

In a particularly difficult case of alleged child abuse, Trish knows that the jury's decision hinges on the persuasive testimony of her friend and star witness, Kara Huggate. When Kara doesn't appear at the trial, she realizes that something must have gone terribly wrong.

Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 9th 2000 by Minotaur Books (first published 1999)
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Paula Brandon
Feb 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Trish Maguire is upset at the murder of a social worker friend, Kara Huggate. Kara's last letter to Trish before her death asked her to help out Blair Collons, who believes he was fired from a town council because he was getting too close to a conspiracy involving the acquisition of land that could be contaminated with chemicals. Or something. Blair thinks this is the reason Kara died too! Except Kara's death seems tied to a string of rapes years earlier. And Blair himself is a creepy man that T ...more
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Trish Maquire mystery
May 29, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: brit-uk-locale-s

I haven't read the Trish Maguire books in sequence, because i haven't been able to find them at my local library in sequence.

It is fun, though, to sequence them in my mind on the basis of salient details.

I deduce this one is fairly early in the saga as:
1) Barrister Trish has a huge fall-out w. George (which happened early in their relationship, later novels
2) Trish's little half brother isn't yet on the scene (he arrives and becomes a fixture in later books)
3) Trish
Jul 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
I consider myself to be very well rounded when it comes to my mystery writers and I'm wondering how I never managed to read a Natasha Cooper book before! I was lured in by the quote on the cover of the book, "Trish Maguire is a heroine for our times!"- Val McDermid- Now Val is one of my favorite writers ever, so if she gives someone high praise, it must be good! The plot line was excellent and kept me guessing until the end. I am excited to read more Trish Maguire books now!
Mar 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
One of the books in the Trish Maquire series - as usual, well written - an entertaining read ending with a bit of a cliff-hanger!
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aka N.J. Cooper, Kate Hatfield, Clare Layton, Daphne Wright.

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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