Two young boys stumble on a dead prostitute. She’s on Sean Denton’s patch. As Doncaster’s youngest community support officer, he’s already way out of his depth, but soon he’s uncovering more than he’s supposed to know.
Meanwhile Karen Friedman, professional mother of two, learns her brother has disappeared. She desperately needs to know he’s safe, but once she starts looking, she discovers unexpected things about her own needs and desires.
In this gripping story of migrants, love and the sex trade, Karen and Sean’s enquiries begin to throw up the same names. While Sean comes up against a corrupt senior officer, Karen finds she’s falling in love. Played out against a gritty landscape on the edge of a Northern town, both of them risk all they hold precious.
“This is one of those rare finds – a literary crime novel that you can’t put down. It’s exciting, pacey, vivid, and humane. Helen Cadbury can write and she can tell a story: read her!” Lesley Glaister
“Finding a new writer of decent police procedurals is a rare treat. Finding one with a new ‘angle’ is a rarity. I couldn’t see how the PCSO as investigator would work, but it does and surprisingly well. The characters come off the page well too, with even minor characters being fleshed out. The plot’s good too, with a twist or two near the end that I really wasn’t expecting.” The Book Bag