Fear in the Lakes by Graham Smith (Detective Beth Young #3)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 434 Mb
Fear in the Lakes : A case with no leads.
A victim with no enemies.
A killer with no conscience…
When Detective Beth Young is called to investigate a victim with multiple broken bones, nothing prepares her for what she finds. James Sinclair is fighting for his life, and Beth can’t shake the idea that the nature of his injuries suggest someone with a personal grudge against him.
But James’s devastated wife Laura insists that her kind, softly-spoken husband is a man with no enemies. She was the one with the fiery temper, but James was so calm, she’d never once managed to provoke even a cross word from him in their eight year marriage. And he was the same with everyone – she can’t name one person who might want to hurt him.
But she knows virtually no details about her husband’s childhood or his life before he moved to the Lake District as a young man, and Beth feels sure that the key to finding James’s attacker is hidden in the secrets of his past. Who was he really? And what is the significance of the coded messages that Beth finds hidden on his laptop?
Then two more bodies are found in one of the deep, picturesque lakes that the area is so famous for, exhibiting similar injuries to the ones James Sinclair suffered. How are they connected? And how many more people are at risk?
Beth knows she is in a race against time to hunt a vicious killer who is both elusive and incredibly dangerous. A killer who knows what James did in the past. Who likes to be one step ahead. But who – if they realise they’re being hunted – might come for Beth next…
“His body was largely hidden beneath the bed’s sheets and there was an array of machines connected to him with leads and tubes. A series of beeps was coming from one of the machines with a regular monotony that suggested Sinclair’s current state was indeed stable.
Beth tuned back to the conversation between O’Dowd and Sinclair’s family.
‘I’m John. Laura’s father.’
John’s accent was the flat drawl of Carlisle and, while he looked shocked by events and appeared obviously worried about his son-in-law and daughter, he still exuded an air of calmness.
His presence was an unexpected bonus. Not only would he be there for Laura, they’d get his take on Sinclair. Good fathers were protective of daughters, and Beth had a feeling this was a man who would have been likely to have made enquiries of the man who’d married his little girl.
Perhaps it was because he reminded Beth of her own father. Through comments made by friends of the family, she’d learned that he’d made what he considered discreet enquiries about Ethan. When she’d taken Ethan round for Sunday dinner last week, to introduce him to her parents, her father had been his usual friendly self, although she noted that one or two of his questions showed knowledge that she hadn’t given him.”