More for my own amusement than anything else....
Six of last October's additions
Ed James - The Hope that Kills (2016) - bought
Another punt in the dark. Probably a bookbub special offer at the time. East London setting and a bit of grit - both plusses.
A missing daughter. A haunted cop. A deep, dark mystery.
When a young woman's body is found in a disused East London building, in the shadow of the City of London’s gleaming towers, DI Simon Fenchurch takes charge but soon faces an impossible situation.
The victim has no ID on her, just hard-earned cash, but there is no doubting the ferocity of the attack. As Fenchurch and his team in the Met police service try to identify her and piece together her murder, they’re faced with cruel indifference at every turn. Nobody cares about yet another dead prostitute.
To Fenchurch, however, she could just as easily be Chloe, his daughter still missing after ten years, whose memory still haunts him, his burning obsession having killed his marriage.
But the discovery of a second body forces Fenchurch to peel back the grimy layers shrouding the London sex trade, confronting his own traumatic past while racing to undo a scheme larger, more complex and more evil than anything he could possibly have imagined.
Murder is intercut with humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set on the gritty streets of East London.