Two suspicious deaths in 24 hours in 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.
'With its spirited heroine, its narrative drive and its splendid intricacy, this novel should put Annette Roome at the forefront of detective writing' TLS 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 'Move over Miss Marple' Time Out
About Annette Roome
Annette Roome lives with her family in Guildford. She was awarded the CWA John Creasey Award for her first novel, A Real Shot in the Arm. Deceptive Relations is her fourth novel.
Deceptive Relations by Annette Roome
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