Deceptive Relations (Collins crime)

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9780002326469: Deceptive Relations (Collins crime)

Witty and fresh new Chris Martin mystery from the award-winning Annette Roome.

Two suspicious deaths in twenty-four hours in Home Counties Tipping spell trouble for reporter Chris Martin when she is sent to cover a possible suicide, and the battered body of Janet Cox – probably the town’s first road-rage killing.

Chris, currently smugly congratulating herself on having sorted out her private life, finds herself unravelling the threads of Janet Cox’s convoluted affairs, which leads to the disturbing conclusion that Janet’s missing husband is either a prime suspect, or himself a corpse.

Trying to make sense of Janet Cox’s life and death, as well as reporting on the row blowing up over Tipping’s millennium plan, means Chris has to face up to some uncomfortable truths in her own life, not to mention a terrifying brush with the town’s underworld.

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‘A brilliant debut… Self-deprecating, put-upon wryly comic Chris comes through as likeable and credible, a rare combination’
Independent

‘With its spirited heroine, narrative drive and its splendid intricacy, this novel should put Annette Roome at the forefront of detective writing’
TLS

‘Move over Miss Marple’
Time Out

‘Exhilarating… Roome at the top?’
Sunday Times

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Two suspicious deaths in twenty-four hours in Home Counties Tipping spell trouble for reporter Chris martin when she is sent to cover a possible suicide, and the battered body of Janet Cox – probably the town's first road-rage killing.

Chris, currently smugly congratulating herself on having sorted out her private life, finds herself unravelling the threads of Janet Cox's convoluted affairs, which leads to the disturbing conclusion that Janet's missing husband is either a prime suspect, or himself a corpse.

Trying to make sense of Janet Cox's life and death, as well as reporting on the row blowing up over Tipping's millennium plan, means Chris has to face up to some uncomfortable truths in her own life, not to mention a terrifying brush with the town's underworld.

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