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Publisher's Summary

Master crime writer Stephen Booth ventures into the Peak District's dark subterranean world for a brand-new stunning and gasp-inducing Cooper and Fry thriller.

How do you prove a murder without a body?

Ten years ago Reece Bower was accused of killing his wife, a crime he always denied. Extensive police searches near his home in Bakewell found no trace of Annette Bower's remains, and the case against him collapsed. But now memories of the original investigation have been resurrected for Detective Inspector Ben Cooper - because Reece Bower himself has disappeared, and his new wife wants answers.

Cooper can't call on the Major Crime Unit and DS Diane Fry for help unless he can prove a murder took place - impossible without a body. As his search moves into the caves and abandoned mines in the isolated depths of Lathkilldale, the question is: who would want revenge for the death of Annette Bower?

©2017 Stephen Booth (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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"A modern master." ( Guardian)

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Could not get into this one

I have enjoyed this series thoroughly but for some reason I could just not get into this book. I don’t know if it was the fact that Fry had more of a role at the start.

Either way I will definitely pick up the next one to be released

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  • 23-08-2018

Excellent

I like this author. He writes a good yarn. You see the end coming a mile off, but it's comforting - and I don't usually do that. It's just he writes quite simple easy read/listen stories. Nowt to scare the stock as they'd say up there. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a good yarn, well told that doesn't feel as if you've fallen into a slurry pit.

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  • Learning is fun!
  • 15-09-2018

Good but not his best

Interesting storyline but the attempt to keep the relationship between Cooper & Fry was rather forced, Stephen Booth needs to either give it a rest of have them working together again properly.

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  • mel25
  • 15-09-2021

typical Stephen booth

brilliant all round. good story and local knowledge . well narrated . top notch

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  • MR DAVID MORRIS SCOTT
  • 31-12-2018

please buy it

great great book very will read it again and and again could not put it down

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