Recently read – And Justice There is None by Deborah Crombie
Genre: Crime – Police Procedural
I’m a fan of Deborah Crombie and have read most of the books in her Gemma James / Duncan Kincaid crime series, but somehow I missed this one. It was a treat to find.
Dawn Attwood, the pregnant, beautiful wife of wealthy London antiques dealer, Karl, is slain in the drive of their fashionable Notting Hill home. Suspicion falls on her husband, or could it be her lover, Alex Dunn, a porcelain dealer with a stall in nearby Portobello Market.
This author is great at setting a scene, making the reader feel he/she is walking with the characters. The relationship between the two MCs, Detective Inspector Gemma and Supt Duncan, grounds the story without interfering with the plot. This book sees them setting up home together with their respective young sons
The twists and turns in this novel makes for compulsive reading
Even as strings of the various subplots begin to weave together, Crombie still keeps the reader guessing. I had no idea who the murderer was until the reveal at the end. Brilliant!
I am a bit uncomfortable, though, that Gemma and Duncan go off apparently happy to leave 12year-old Kit, not only in charge of four-year-old Toby, but to make meals for him.
I would have expected better from any parents, let alone two senior police officers.
Will the next book see them in court on a child neglect charge? Just wondering…