Sunday 31 December 2017

A Patient Fury
Sarah Ward


This is my last read and review of 2017 and what a way to go! I love all of Sarah Ward's books and this one is no exception. The writer very kindly sent me a signed copy and I have my review below.

I just want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy 2018, may you all have health, wealth and happiness in the coming year.


When Detective Constable Connie Childs is dragged from her bed to the fire-wrecked property on Cross Farm Lane she knows as she steps from the car that this house contains death.
Three bodies discovered - a family obliterated - their deaths all seem to point to one conclusion: One mother, one murderer.
But D.C. Childs, determined as ever to discover the truth behind the tragedy, realises it is the fourth body - the one they cannot find - that holds the key to the mystery at Cross Farm Lane.
What Connie Childs fails to spot is that her determination to unmask the real murderer might cost her more than her health - this time she could lose the thing she cares about most: her career.


This is book 3 in the DC Connie Child's series and although I feel it could be read as a stand alone book, I would say it would be better to read the previous two books In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw so that you get the true personality of Connie, who is dedicated to her career, determined, professional (although some of her ethics leave her boss DI Sadler speechless!). 

DC Child's first assignment after coming back from sick leave is to investigate a catastrophic fire at a local farm. As soon as Connie arrives she knows it will not be a cut and dry case. She can smell death and she is not wrong. After finding out that the owner, his wife and their small son, Charlie have all perished in the fire, Connie and her colleagues are against the clock to find out what happened and more importantly, who committed this horrendous crime. 

Julia and George were never really close to their father, but when he died in the fire along with his new wife and son, they have to begin to deal with grief again. After their mother disappeared many years previously, they didn't think that tragedy would come knocking at their door again.

Julia has never really recovered from her mother's disappearance and when she discover's her father's demise in the fire, she starts questioning her brother's motives and when she sees someone standing outside her house in the dark of night, Julia is near to breaking point because with her mother gone, her father dead and her brother under suspicion, could she be next on the list?

I loved the fact that you didn't really know what happened that fateful night until near the very last page! A few twists and turns and the author is exceptionally good at making you suspect everyone and trust no one!

Another fabulous read from Sarah Ward. I really think this would make a great detective series on TV and love it when I read a book and I can actually visualise the characters in my mind and this is exactly what I can do with the DC Child Mysteries.

If you haven't read any of Sarah Ward's books as yet, put them on your 2018 TBR pile now as you won't be disappointed!

Thank you so much Sarah for sending me a signed copy of your wonderful book and here's to the next one!

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