Bob Skinner Book 27
The victim's husband, world-renowned footballer and recent Merrytown FC signing, is quickly discounted as a suspect. But there are others in the club with less watertight alibis...
Two years out of the game, Skinner can't help getting his hands dirty. And as his old team work to convict the prime suspect, his own daughter, Alex, is the lawyer tasked with leading the defence.
The opposing sides must work to find the culprit while the press watch on. But in this game, no one can be trusted, and there are murkier deeds still to uncover before the final whistle blows...
I was thrilled when this come through my letterbox, thrilled to receive a review copy.
Bob Skinner has always made me think of A Scottish Alex Cross only better. He's one hell of a character and it's been an amazing journey so far with him through 27 books, I'm certainly hoping this series continues for a long time to come.
This book features more of Bob's eldest Daughter Alexis Skinner. And it's brilliant to see her coming into her own now. I could almost see a spin off series featuring Alex. Now that would be awesome.
Bob is now officially retired from the police force. But that certainly doesn't stop him from being a formidable character and still getting involved in cases.
And this is certainly a difficult case, we are not looking for a killer, in this book. The police think they all ready know who it is. This is more a case of trying to prove why the accused didn't do it. In doing that Bob and Alexis are trying to figure out who really did. I have to admit I had no idea all the way through. Brilliantly written to leave you guessing right up to the end.
It's great also to see all the familiar characters from previous books, and all the mini Bob Skinner clones coming into their own.
This is a first class series of books and I have no problems recommending them to any crime fiction fan.
I do believe this book could be read as a stand alone, but for me it's always better to read a series in order.
Quintin Jardine certainly knows how to tell a story.
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