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A summer of endless rain in the Peak District leaves the officers of Derbyshire's CID with a problem. They have discovered a man's body lying in shallow water, but torrential rain has swollen the rivers and flooded the roads, making travel difficult and forensic examination impossible. And that's not all. The absence of DS Ben Cooper, on extended leave after an arson attack, has left a serious gap. DS Diane Fry is a reluctant temporary replacement, but now their makeshift team is about to be tested to the limit.

The fatal events of one damp August night are likely to remain shrouded in mystery if they can't track down a car glimpsed only as a dark outline in the rain by a passer-by. As the rain turns into a deluge, loyalties among the officers will be put under intolerable strain as they try to solve their toughest case yet. And that's before it emerges that Ben Cooper is not at home, but has vanished into thin air...

Packed with atmosphere, suspense and danger, bestseller Stephen Booth's exceptional new Cooper and Fry thriller is a masterclass in British crime writing.

©2013 Stephen Booth (P)2013 Isis Publishing Ltd

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  • 08-07-2013

Excellent Stephen Booth at his usual brilliance.

A must listen for all Stephen Booth fans.I love his Ben Cooper books this one did not disappoint I used to live round north Derbyshire so to listen to such a good story set in that area makes it even more special can not wait for his next one.

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  • 16-04-2021

Background noise.

Hardly captivating. Quite boring in all honesty just put it on to help me sleep really.

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  • 22-03-2017

Moving though slightly predictable

A better storyline though Fry is really irritating - aren't we ever going to see her become a little more normal?

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