When small-town lawyer, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death of a young boy in custody be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity...
'This big, well-executed debut novel from screenwriter and producer MR Hall has meaty characters and a chewy plot in the Lynda La Plante style.'
Laura Wilson, The Guardian
'With its strong, likeable heroine and gritty themes, this is a compelling debut'
January issue ofSainsbury
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