Detective Chief Inspector Kate Simms is in the United States on sabbatical with St Louis PD. She is working with a 'method swap' team, reviewing cold cases, sharing expertise. Simms came to the US to escape fallout from her previous investigation working with forensic expert Professor Nick Fennimore.Read more...
Detective Chief Inspector Kate Simms is in the United States on sabbatical with St Louis PD. She is working with a 'method swap' team, reviewing cold cases, sharing expertise. Simms came to the US to escape fallout from her previous investigation working with forensic expert Professor Nick Fennimore. However Fennimore also happens to be in the States on a book tour and is engineering his trip to get down to St Louis - the last thing Simms wants . . .
But a call for help from a sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma distracts the professor: a mother dead, her child gone. Fennimore's quick mind rapidly gets to work, and gradually draws the conclusion this might not an isolated case. How many other young mothers have been killed, their murders unsolved, their children unaccounted for - and what of Simms' cold case in St Louis for instance?
In Believe No One, A. D. Garrett delivers a gripping sequel to match Everyone Lies, where the chills race in the heat in America's mid-West. And once again the tension rises to match the climbing temperature between the dynamic pairing of Simms and Fennimore.
- ISBN-13: 9781250045737
- ISBN-10: 1250045738
- Publisher: Minotaur Books
- Publish Date: July 2015
- Page Count: 432
- Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 1.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-11
- Reviewer: Staff
Fine attention to forensics and investigative techniques distinguishes this stellar thriller, a sequel to 2014’s Everyone Lies, by the pseudonymous Garrett (British crime writer Margaret Murphy and forensic scientist Dave Barclay). Det. Chief Insp. Kate Simms of the U.K. is on a “method exchange team” with the St. Louis police to share expertise, while distancing herself from the ramifications of her professional and personal relationship with forensics expert Professor Nick Fennimore. Coincidentally, Nick is on a U.S. book tour, hoping he can schedule a St. Louis stop. Their paths cross when a serial-killer case Kate is involved with relates to a similar one in Oklahoma that Nick is assisting. A pattern of cross-country murders of young mothers whose children disappear emerges. The hunt for the killer evolves into a search for Red Patterson, a nine-year-old with exceptional survivor skills. The brisk, complex plot delivers insight into the characters of Kate and Nick, who is forever searching for his missing daughter. Agent: Felicity Blunt, Curtis Brown (U.K.). (July)