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Water like a Stone (Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James Series #11)

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

character driven police procedural

Police officers Duncan Kincaid, his live-in lover Gemma James, her five year old son, Toby, his thirteen year old son Kit and their two dogs are spending the Christmas holidays with his parents. Their vacation gets off to a bad start when Duncan¿s sister Juliet, a buil...
Police officers Duncan Kincaid, his live-in lover Gemma James, her five year old son, Toby, his thirteen year old son Kit and their two dogs are spending the Christmas holidays with his parents. Their vacation gets off to a bad start when Duncan¿s sister Juliet, a builder, finds the remains of an infant in a walled-up part of the building that she is remodeling. Kit is trying to befriend Juliet¿s daughter Lilly who is still mourning the drowning death of her friend Peter. --- Juliet¿s husband Casper has turned against his wife thanks to the machinations of his business partner Piers because she knows he is embezzling funds in their investment business. A social worker trying to help a former client who is mortally ill is murdered and Duncan finds himself helping the local authorities on that case. What nobody realizes is the drowned teen, the social worker and the infant are connected and finding the killer of one of the victims will lead to the murderer(s) of the other two. --- Deborah Crombie is one of this reviewer¿s favorite authors of police procedurals using an England style tone although the author is American. There is lots of action but this is a character driven mystery as readers get a personal glimpse into the lives of all the characters especially Duncan and Gemma. He cannot help but get involved in a case in which his friend heads the investigation and leads to a loved one almost getting killed. --- Harriet Klausner

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Review cobfusibg and puts you off of ourchas

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    character driven police procedural

    Police officers Duncan Kincaid, his live-in lover Gemma James, her five year old son, Toby, his thirteen year old son Kit and their two dogs are spending the Christmas holidays with his parents. Their vacation gets off to a bad start when Duncan¿s sister Juliet, a builder, finds the remains of an infant in a walled-up part of the building that she is remodeling. Kit is trying to befriend Juliet¿s daughter Lilly who is still mourning the drowning death of her friend Peter. --- Juliet¿s husband Casper has turned against his wife thanks to the machinations of his business partner Piers because she knows he is embezzling funds in their investment business. A social worker trying to help a former client who is mortally ill is murdered and Duncan finds himself helping the local authorities on that case. What nobody realizes is the drowned teen, the social worker and the infant are connected and finding the killer of one of the victims will lead to the murderer(s) of the other two. --- Deborah Crombie is one of this reviewer¿s favorite authors of police procedurals using an England style tone although the author is American. There is lots of action but this is a character driven mystery as readers get a personal glimpse into the lives of all the characters especially Duncan and Gemma. He cannot help but get involved in a case in which his friend heads the investigation and leads to a loved one almost getting killed. --- Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2008

    A Good Read

    Again, Crombie has given readers another great mystery with inviting charaters and interesting personal issues. She has beautfully merged the main characters personal lives with the events of their professional work.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2014

    Great

    This installment takes place around the waters surrounding Duncan's family's home.
    This book was so well written, mysteries that linked the past and the present, and local law working with Duncan and Gemma. Loved this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 8, 2014

    Review cobfusibg and puts you off of ourchas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    *gags.*

    Y'all are repulsive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    LINA TO SLAM

    Go to res two plese!!!#

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2014

    great reading

    great reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    highly recommend

    I really like Deborah Crombie's books. I have several of them. And none disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Another wonderful mystery by Crombie

    As always in this author's books, the setting and the characters assume an extra dimension. Interesting plot too.

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