Julie is devastated to learn that her husband, Paul, is having an affair. It seems her life can’t get any worse - until she comes home to find his dead body in their bed.
When the police establish he was murdered, Julie is the obvious suspect.
To protect her son from the terrible situation, Julie sends the teenage boy to his grandparents in Edinburgh while she fights to prove her innocence.
With all the evidence pointing to her, the only way she can escape conviction is by discovering the true identity of her husband’s killer.
But who really did murder Paul?
The truth is never straightforward
I have read quite a few Leigh Russell books and always enjoyed them, so I was looking forward to getting started with this one.
Finding out her husband Paul was having an affair took it all out of Julie, after looking through his mobile phone It seems that he's seeing someone called Bella. It seems he's seeing her when he's supposed to be going to his squash game. It seems it's not shuttlecocks that are being played with.
When Paul is killed, it then becomes a case of who wanted him dead, and enough to actually kill him. It's a race against time for Julie to prove that she didn't kill her husband.
This was an interesting read, one of those books where you find yourself really feeling for the characters. Julie was one of those characters that you wanted to help, yet at times you could happily slap her. I found a lot of what she did and the way she went about things a little stupid at times. It was almost like she was just trying to make things worse for herself. It seemed to far fetched.
This one was very different from other books i've read by this author. I liked it, but it wasn't, to me as good as I know she can write.
When good old Amazon tells you that you purchased this book back in 2013 then you know you really have fallen behind. But 'every cloud' and all that, I now get to play catch up.
Geralidine Steel Book 6.
Another interesting read from Leigh Russell, i’m currently playing catch up with this series, so it was good to be back with some familiar characters. I seem to enjoy books where we can really get to know about the characters.
As I said this was an interesting read, yet it felt a little slow in parts, as though it needed raming up a notch.
I think would be fine read as a stand alone book, but personal preference I would suggest reading them in order.
I’m eagre to start the next book to see what is in store for Geraldine next.
This is the 2nd book featuring DI Ian Peterson. Who along with his wife Bev has moved to York for his posting as the newly promoted DI.
The book starts off with Ian being out and about in York with his delightful wife (nothing delightful about the miserable cow). When he gets a call to attend the scene of what it seems to be someone jumping from a balcony at York race course. It soon becomes apparent that this is not just a simple suicide and Ian is thrown into his first case in his new roll.
Along with all Leighs other books, I did enjoy this, and this is a series i will be watching out for and following. Leighs books are realistic and enjoyable.
An interesting read that will keep your attention throughout.
Also by Leigh Russell.
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