Everyone at Kings Lake Central police station has been expecting DC Smith to finally retire.
And it seems he’s on his last case.
It’s a murder on the Norfolk saltmarshes.
As the team from Kings Lake uncover his story, they reveal another, much older one with its origins far back in the previous century. In the tide that governs the affairs of men, it seems, love and loss, betrayal and revenge are timeless themes.
Missing Pieces (2021) is set in the same fictional world as Grainger’s DC Smith — but Smith doesn’t actually appear in this novel. He’s mentioned. Often.
I enjoyed this book. It’s a slow burn. Not much action. Plenty of detail on how murder investigations are conducted.
As the first anniversary of the formation of the Kings Lake murder squad approaches, there is a problem—they’ve run out of murders.
As a result, they are given the task of reviewing unsolved cold cases. One of these comes back to life in unexpected ways as the team try to discover the identity of the young woman whose body was found in the Norfolk countryside two decades ago.
And even if they can give her a name, how can they possibly find her killer after so many years?
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It follows Cork in his adolescence, shortly before he turns thirteen, the year before his father is killed in the line of duty.
There are mysterious deaths at the heart of the story, of course, but it also explores the relationship Cork had with his father, which shaped him significantly in becoming the man who occupies center stage in the series. …
High school senior Clifford “Kip” Russell is determined to get to the Moon, but the price of a ticket is far beyond his reach. His father suggests he enter an advertising jingle-writing contest; first prize is an all-expenses-paid trip there. Instead, he wins a used space suit.
… He is shocked when a flying saucer lands practically on top of him. An 11-year-old girl (Peewee) and an alien being (the “Mother Thing”) flee from it, but all three are quickly captured and taken to the Moon. …
A producer at the BBC and mother to a new baby, Tessa is at work in Belfast one day when the news of another raid comes on the air.
The IRA may have gone underground in the two decades since the Good Friday Agreement, but they never really went away, and lately bomb threats, security checkpoints, and helicopters floating ominously over the city have become features of everyday life.
As the news reporter requests the public’s help in locating those responsible for the robbery, security footage reveals Tessa’s sister, Marian, pulling a black ski mask over her face.
The police believe Marian has joined the IRA, but Tessa is convinced she must have been abducted or coerced …