The Backs (2013)

The Backs (2013)

Bruce, Alison

Mystery & Thrillers / Crime

A fresh start in a place you hate. Even tougher with a killer watching... Jane Osborne left Cambridge and vowed she'd never return. An unexpected twist of fortune results in DC Goodhew bringing her back to the remnants of her old life and a confrontation with the man who killed her sister. Meanwhile a burning car on the outskirts of Cambridge leads to the discovery of the body of its owner, Paul Marshall. There seems nothing to connect it to either a recent assault, or to Jane Osborne, until a shocking discovery rips Goodhew's investigation apart.ReviewPraise for Alison Bruce: "You are pulled in relentlessly as Bruce racks up the tension. Menacing and insidious, this is a great novel."—RJ Ellory "Goodhew stands alone. I'm looking forward to more of his investigations."—*Minneapolis Star-Tribune* "Bruce's superior prose elevates this above many other contemporary British police procedurals."**—Publishers Weekly"Smart, ambitious.... A pleasingly different police procedural."—Kirkus ReviewsAbout the AuthorAlison Bruce was born in Croydon and grew up in Wiltshire. She is a fan of vintage clothes and the rockabilly music scene, and for two years wrote and presented a monthly 1950's music feature on BBC Wiltshire Sound.Alison is married to singer/songwriter Jacen Bruce and they have two children, Lana and Dean, three cats and a changeable amount of goldfish.Alison is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
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