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The town of Norbold, England is famous for its low crime rate, thanks to the zero-tolerance policy of Chief Superintendent John Fountain. And Norbold’s newest police recruit, Hazel Best, is happy to help keep it that way. But numbers never tell ...
The town of Norbold, England is famous for its low crime rate, thanks to the zero-tolerance policy of Chief Superintendent John Fountain. And Norbold’s newest police recruit, Hazel Best, is happy to help keep it that way. But numbers never tell the whole story, do they?
Jerome Cardy knew he was going to die. He also knew that it would be made to appear like an accident. He might not be able to prevent it, but Jerome was determined to make sure that someone knew what was going to happen—even if that someone was a man with a concussion lying with his dog in a jail cell next to him.
After Jerome is found beaten to death by a fellow inmate in another cell, Ash is unable to forget Jerome’s last awkward words to him: “I had a dog once. Othello. That was its name. Othello.” Certain there is a hidden message in these words, Ash is determined to discover the truth. But it won't be easy—no one believes his account of that night. And Hazel Best must decide whether pursuing the truth is worth her career.
“Bannister’s engrossing tale is both thrilling and poignant, not easy to do in one work [and is] not to be missed.” —RT Book Reviews
"The versatile Bannister has crafted yet another stunning, paranoia-doused psychological suspense novel guaranteed to keep readers glued to their seats." —Library Journal (starred review)
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Posted October 2, 2013
First reading of jo bannister and only picked it up because of the man and his dog on the front cover. After reading all of 'the andy carpenter series' and his dog tara, I was hoping it would b like those. The first few chapters and the dog talking back to someone who was in therapy was not my cup of tea. I ran out of things to read before my trip to library so I decided to give it another go. Boy was i wrong about my feelings on this book. We made a special trip to library to get some more of her books but alas we have to go to main library which i never do. I always order them and they ship to my branch but today we r going to the main library as i dont want to wait. Also will do what ebooks r available but am rusty on that.
I know the author will not c this but i do hope we will read more of Hazel, Ash, and of course Patience.
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