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Rowson, Pauline - 'Death Lies Beneath'
Hardback: 224 pages (July 2012) Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd ISBN: 0727882023

Having no luck in finding the killer of ex-con Daryl Woodley, both Detective Superintendent Uckfield and Detective Inspector Andy Horton attend Woodley's funeral in the hope of picking up a lead to further the investigation. But their attendance at the funeral leads them in an unexpected direction.

Then a body found on an old boat in Tipner Boatyard further complicates an already perplexing mystery. To add to Andy's confusion Chief Superintendent Sawyer thinks the case is connected to a European criminal gang and assigns Agent Eames from Europol to assist him. Agent Eames is cool, blonde and gorgeous.

There are many twists as the investigation progresses. It seems that everyone that they put in the frame for the murders, is already serving time. Probing deeper into the lives of those connected with the victims the team uncover secrets in the past that lead them to another unsolved murder.

As the story progresses it is clear that there is an unsolved mystery in Andy Horton's past and one, that until recently, he has not attempted to solve, but one he has now started to wonder about. Contact with a dying man has set him to do some private investigating but maybe danger lurks in seeking out the truth of his past...

DEATH LIES BENEATH is a fast paced, excellent mystery, with an interesting diverse set of characters, and an intriguing hook at the end that has me eagerly awaiting the next instalment in this series. Highly recommended.

Lizzie Hayes, England
October 2012

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