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Lesley Thomson
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The Detective's Daughter

Lesley Thomson


Head of Zeus

Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery


416 pages

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A woman follows in her father's footsteps by taking on the murder case he never solved in life.

Detective Darnell died before he closed the case. Can his daughter solve it thirty years later?

It was the murder that shocked the nation. Kate Rokesmith, a young mother, went to the river with her three-year-old son. She never came home. For three decades the case file has lain, unsolved, in the corner of an attic. Until the detective's daughter Stella, a cleaner who loves restoring order, starts to clear out her father's house after his death... THE DETECTIVE'S DAUGHTER SERIES: The Detective's Daughter. Ghost Girl. The Detective's Secret. The House With No Rooms. The Dog Walker.

By:   Lesley Thomson
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9781781850763
ISBN 10:   1781850763
Series:   The Detective's Daughter
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   March 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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Lesley Thomson has a BA from Brighton University and an MA from Sussex University. Her novel A Kind of Vanishing won the People's Book Prize for Fiction 2010. Thomson teaches at West Dean College and lives in Lewes with her partner.

'A thoughtful, well-observed story ... It reminded me of Kate Atkinson' Scott Pack. 'Tense and gripping ... On the edge of my seat? No way - I was cowering under it' Shotsmag. 'Skilfully evokes the era and slow-moving childhood summers ... A study of memory and guilt with several twists' Guardian. 'This is a haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot' The Sunday Times. 'This book has a clever mystery plot - but its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable, and in its setting in a real West London street, exactly described' Literary Review. 'A cerebral thriller ... evokes chills from more than just the frigid winter nights ... Twists and surprises abound' Forward Reviews Magazine.

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