Rather To Be Pitied
By Jan Newton
Newly promoted DS Julie Kite has been in sleepy mid-Wales for mere months when she’s faced with her second murder case. A man’s body has been found by school kids trekking the Monk’s Trod.
The trail takes her back north to her parents in Manchester and to a housing estate in a Lancashire town. It’s not a simple case – a young mother has disappeared, but so has her son and her next door neighbour’s wife. And the husband of the landlady of the B&B where the girl was staying. When Julie encounters an ex-serviceman farmhand with PTSD the case gets more complex still.
From the author of Remember No More, the first DS Kite novel:
“… the calculated but believable plot with its parallel threads will keep you guessing right to the end.” John Cleal, Crime Review
"A rare treat from a fine storyteller. Elegantly written, meticulously paced” Fflur Dafydd, author of The Library Suicides
"...an exceptionally well thought out story, immaculately plotted and told with a deft, astute and sometimes humorous pen. Not enough starts. Highly recommended." The Word Bird
"...a smart and often edgy follow up to 'Remember No More'... well thought-out, immaculately plotted story, told with an assured, astute and often humorous pen."
John Cleal, CrimeReview.co.uk
Categories: Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 21st March 2019