This is a 21.000 words novella that is the prequel to Cruel Justice.
DI Lorne Simpkins and DS Pete Childs are called to investigate the death of Jenny Bartlett, who's decomposing body is found in a wooded area. When Lorne informs Jenny's parents of her death they are understandably shocked but also confused by the news as they were under the impression their daughter was out of the country, working as a volunteer in Africa.
Delving deep into Jenny's personal life leads Lorne to Jenny's former boyfriend, Simon Killon, after Lorne discovers they had a secret liaison in a restaurant shortly before her death. But is he guilty of Jenny's murder?
After learning what traumas Simon himself has encountered lately, Lorne has her doubts that he's the culprit. However she finds it hard to disprove the evidence pointing in his direction.
The Justice series in order are:
Cruel Justice #1 in Police Procedurals 2012 and Women Sleuths.
Impeding Justice #1 in Police Procedurals
Final justice #1 Action and Adventure
Foul Justice #1 Hard-Boiled Mysteries
Guaranteed Justice #1 Women Sleuths
Ultimate Justice - #2 Women Sleuths
Virtual Justice - #1 Hard Boiled/#2 Psychological Thrillers
Hostile Justice - #1 Police Procedural
Tortured Justice - New release.
I have read and loved every one of the Justice books. This short story takes us right back to the start of the series. And I have to say it felt a little odd to start with, but was great being reminded of Characters that you forget about as the series has progressed.
In this book Lorne Simpkins is working along side her Partner Pete Childs. A woman's body has turned up, and Lorne and Pete are on the case, trying to discover who has killed her and why. The evidence is building up, and seems to be pointing to an ex boyfriend. Can Lorne and Pete discover if it was him or not and get to the bottom of this Murder case.
I'm always worried with Novella's that reviewing it will give to much away, so I have kept it brief.
What I will say is for those of you that have enjoyed the Justice series, I think you will love this Novella.