Police officer Tom Bevans is nicknamed the Sad Man by his colleagues. As a Family Liaison Officer he is always the bearer of bad news - it is his job to tell the friends and family of victims the fate of their loved ones.
But Tom is weighted down by crimes both old and new - haunted by the death of his best friend Dani, whose murder has never been solved.
When a rare opportunity emerges for Tom to take the lead in a horrific murder investigation, he is determined to get justice for the victim. A young girl has been found in her own home, cut so badly - and so carefully - that she has bled to death, leaving a deliberate pool of blood in the shape of angel wings....
At time of writing this is currently free for Kindle on Amazon UK. At 111 pages long this novella is a great introduction to another new author on the block.
Written after The Last Winter of Dani Lancing - the author’s debut novel; The Sad Man gives us the back story of policeman Tom Bevans and brings us to speed on his career and his emergence as a valued investigator trying to secure justice for young female victims of violent crime.
An interesting murder mystery which sees the likeable Bevan prosper at the expense of an inept and difficult superintendent.
Loved this and it proved a great warm-up for Dani Lancing, which I read straight after. Lancing proving to be my book of the month so far.
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