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The Murder Wall
     

The Murder Wall

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by Mari Hannah
 

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The Murder Wall: It's where you look death in the face.

Months after discovering a double homicide in a sleepy village, detective Kate Daniels is still haunted by her failure to solve the crime. When a new murder gives Daniels her first case as officer in charge, she jumps at another chance to get it right.

But even more shocking than the brutal killing

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The Murder Wall: It's where you look death in the face.

Months after discovering a double homicide in a sleepy village, detective Kate Daniels is still haunted by her failure to solve the crime. When a new murder gives Daniels her first case as officer in charge, she jumps at another chance to get it right.

But even more shocking than the brutal killing is the fact that Daniels recognizes the corpse. Eager to prove herself, she decides to keep her connection to the dead man a secret from her team, putting her career in jeopardy as her personal and professional lives threaten to collide.

As the killer continues to claim his victims, Daniels unearths baffling clues in her search for connections among the murders . . . and while she draws closer to finding the culprit, he is watching her.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062323538
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Series:
Kate Daniels Mysteries Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

Mari Hannah, the award-winning author of three novels featuring detective Kate Daniels, was born in London and moved north as a child. Her career as a probation officer was cut short when she was injured while on duty, and thereafter she spent several years as a film/television screenwriter. She now lives in Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. She was the winner of the 2010 Northern Writers' Award and the 2013 Polari First Book Prize and longlisted for the CWA 2014 Dagger in the Library Award. Recently the Kate Daniels series was optioned for television in the UK.

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Murder Wall 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has 412 pages. It is very violent. The murders are extremely graphic. The first few pages described the rape and murder of a young girl in such a graphic, horrifying manner, I almost deleted the novel then and there. Murder mysteries are my favorite genre and I thought I could handle most of the details, authors could come up with, but this book was very disturbing. It haunted me for a long time. This book contains some cursing, child abuse, sexual abuse, rape, sex, horrific details of the murders, other crimes, some religion and is a bit long winded in spots. The main character, a woman detective is egotistical and causes a lot of problems because of her vanity. She thinks she can do everything all by herself. This book is well edited, with a well thought out and has an intense plot. There are a lot of characters and I had a bit of trouble keeping them straight. It is set in England and uses British slang and mannerisms. The more I read, the better it got. I wish it had been less graphic though. For all adult readers without nervous constitutions. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy murder mysteries that focus on the police point-of-view. This book is very well written, engaging, with interesting and complex characters. In the beginning of the investigation, it is apparent that the lead detective, Daniels, should recuse herself from the case for personal reasons (unknown to the reader) but doesn't, which made me so uncomfortable I almost stopped reading. However, as the book continues, it makes perfect sense when you find out why, and I was very glad I'd continued. Another enjoyable aspect of the writing in this book was the use of British slang. I sometimes have difficulty understanding this slang, being from the other side of the pond, but the author's writing makes situations and conversational meanings very clear, whether slang is being used or not. And furthur, it was an education for me! I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down.
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
DCI Kate Daniels, her partner Hank Gormley, with the rest of the MIT are tracking a killer. Kate is also still trying to solve an unsolved from the prior year. As it turns out, the cases may be related. Vibrant details fill the pages for character, scenery, and narrative descriptions allowing rich and thorough enjoyment throughout the tale. As the narrative progresses, we learn as the characters learn about the twisting mysteries, as well as, the personal obstacles the characters face and overcome. The story line is primarily told from the perspective of Kate Daniels, yet does seamlessly shift to other perspectives as needed. Both the action and the mystery components of the story are well plotted and consistent throughout. Overall, a thrilling read!
OldHorn58 More than 1 year ago
I did read the book. It's not bad reading, but I've read much better mysteries. A great portion of the book is devoted to personal conflicts of some of the characters. Can't say that I can recommend it though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a little trouble understanding some of their sayings but the story was very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing was slow & tedious. So many different characters you can't keep track of who they are. So much British slang you need a special dictionary to understand what she's saying. Too many anagrams. Boring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would personally like to thank the author for the mental vacation. Her writing has a way of sweeping you about to another place. You can't help but get wrapped up in the case
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow your messed up bekah is actually dead and you move on like that and date her best friend thats really sad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Umm isnt this the sixth six bekahs gone to the hospital cause she tried to kill herself yeah not bying it nit even in rp
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*Remains stleathy*
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Hey I will too.
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mylibrary65 More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was very well written and it kept my attention throughout. Have also read the second book and will read the third also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read alot of police-centered mysteries but am giving up on this one and moving on to another book....very disappointed...too fragmented!
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Picks up paper and a pen and writes a note that says "Dear Peter, i didnt mean to hurt you i love you so much me and Carrie use to be best friends but now we hate each other i want my best friend back shes like my sister it hurts so much please Peter dont leave me your all i got left on nook your the only one that loves me no one else does i left slasher right when you came back im so sorry for all this i should have waited for you to come back i should have been patient the issue is i dont have patients i donr even have enough for water to boil im sorry i went with slasher hes a monster anyways but i never ever loved Joey i hate him so much please give me one chance thats all i ask for is one last chance i lost everything in the past few days i cant take much more im so sorry please forgive me if not this is farwell to everything including life i lost the guy im dating in real life he killed himself it hurts so much please if i lose you i lose everything your all i have left honest im not saying this to get back with you and im saying this cause its thw truth im so sorry for all ive done goodbye" takes a piece of tap and tapes the note to the wall the closet to the door right in plain sight for you to see when you come in i kiss the note hopeing you will understand what im saying i open the door with a small bag in my hand of suppilys i need then wall out the door as a few tears glid down my face then leave for "oliver twist"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book alot yahhh lol love it so much