Still MidnightBook - 2009
It's the case that could make DS Alex Morrow's career, it would make any cop salivate. A home invaded in the dead of night, deep in the heart of the cosy suburbs; a hard-working, god-fearing family at the heart of it and a vulnerable old man taken hostage. It's a high profile, black-and-white case and it shouldn't be hard to solve.The attackers were slovenly. The two strangers who forced their way into the warm comfortable home demanded millions the family didn't have and shouted for a man nobody had heard of. It had to be a mistake, and a bad one at that -- after all, Morrow knows that if there's one thing more volatile than a dangerous man with a gun it's two stupid men with guns.But Alex Morrow can't be depended on and the bosses know it. Scattering fury like buckshot, she insults the people she should curry favour with and finds comfort only in the thought of delivering a couple of wide-armed slaps to her superior's smug face. Working this case is tearing her apart and as it unravels, Morrow finds that the only people she can bear to see are the very ones she's been running from for twenty years.As the dark undercurrents start to wash away the family's story, the truth of her own shame and unspeakable grief explode into the case in ways no-one could imagine.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur & Co., 2009
Branch Call Number: FIC Mina 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 356 p