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Road Closed (Geraldine Steel Series #2)
     

Road Closed (Geraldine Steel Series #2)

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by Leigh Russell
 

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When a man dies in a gas explosion, the police suspect arson. The Murder Investigation Team is called in to examine the evidence, but the case takes on a new and terrible twist when a local villain is viciously attacked.

As the police inquiries lead from an expensive Harchester Hill estate to the local brothel, a witness dies in a hit-and-run. Was it coincidence

Overview

When a man dies in a gas explosion, the police suspect arson. The Murder Investigation Team is called in to examine the evidence, but the case takes on a new and terrible twist when a local villain is viciously attacked.

As the police inquiries lead from an expensive Harchester Hill estate to the local brothel, a witness dies in a hit-and-run. Was it coincidence … or cold-blooded murder? The Murder Investigation Team has problems of its own—and so does Geraldine Steel. A shocking revelation threatens her peace of mind as the investigation races toward its dramatic climax.

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"A stylish, top-of-the-line crime tale, a seamless blending of psychological sophistication and gritty police procedure. And you're just plain going to love DI Geraldine Steel."  —Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author on Cut Short

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062325624
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/07/2014
Series:
Geraldine Steel Series , #2
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,009,454
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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"A stylish, top-of-the-line crime tale, a seamless blending of psychological sophistication and gritty police procedure. And you're just plain going to love DI Geraldine Steel."  —Jeffery Deaver, bestselling author on Cut Short

Meet the Author

Leigh Russell is the award-winning author of the Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson mysteries. She is an English teacher who lives in the UK with her family.

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Road Closed 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
katward More than 1 year ago
Fun mystery, rather fresh material. I purchased the next book by Leigh Russell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story itself, was quit good. The delivery left me waiting. In my opinion, it simply had no pizaz. I feel like it could have been so much more exciting. I will however, read more of her books. Pamisue
robbielea More than 1 year ago
Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel is not leading the glamorous and exciting life of the policewomen we typically see portrayed in television and movies. She is a woman who leads a solitary life where her work environment is the only place she feels at home. She is often accused by friends and family of being obsessed with her work. Assigned to work with Detective Sergeant Ian Petersen who becomes the star of his own series beginning with Cold Sacrifice, Geraldine begins to follow leads in seemingly unrelated crimes that will form a deadly chain linking arson, murder and revenge. The criminals in this case could not be more inept. Only their viciousness prevents them from being comedic. Group these nasty characters with a young woman who is roughly shoved over the line from eccentricity to insanity and you have a plethora of suspects who will keep you guessing til the end of the book as to who is guilty of what. To make this frustrating case even more complicated, Geraldine is trying to cope with two events in her personal life which distract her from her usual single minded investigative style. The recent death of her mother has brought to light life altering information and a budding relationship seems destined to become a sacrificial lamb on the altar of her work. On a parallel course with Geraldine, we find Sophie Cliff , a young woman who has also led a solitary life. An only child and something of a misfit, she is absorbed in her studies and her work until she finds love with a co-worker whose personality meshes with her own. Will Geraldine be drawn to Sophie by their bond of solitude and obsession or will she rely on the intuition that has made her successful to link the chain of events accurately? This is well written book with a complex story line that is nevertheless easy to follow. It is a whodunnit in the truest sense of the word because readers will be kept guessing until the very end and the conclusion is one of those where even though you know in your heart how it's going to end, you really wish the author would find a way to make it not so. I particularly like the author's technique of plot development. The book is written in a series of brief chapters, each one of which is like the piece of a puzzle for the reader to put into place. Once all the pieces are in place, there will be a clear picture and only one conclusion even though it may not be the one readers would prefer. I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy a good mystery with an unpredictable ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And money. How the author could write such a long story that is utterly dull is whats amazing about this book. Could not even finish it. Could not torture myself any longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago