Black Dog (Cooper and Fry, Book 1) by Stephen Booth

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As helicopters seek Northern England's height District for fifteen year-old Laura Vernon, Detective Constable Ben Cooper quietly dreads the worst. And while her physique is located within the woods, Cooper's research starts with a brief record of markedly uncooperative suspects: retired miner Harry Dickinson, whose black Labrador chanced on Laura's physique, and Laura's filthy rich mom and dad. Uneasily teamed with formidable newcomer Detective Constible Diane Fry, Cooper exams a town's relations ties, friendships, and loyaties -- and unearths that during order to appreciate the current, they have to unearth the past.

Dark, excessive and completely compelling, 'Black Dog' used to be a unprecedented first novel from a author who has swiftly turn into the main promising crime writer to emerge within the style in years. 'Where Cooper stood used to be distant and isolated... however the scent that lingered lower than the timber was once of blood' The lengthy scorching height District summer time got here to an finish once they came upon Laura Vernon's physique. yet for neighborhood policeman Ben Cooper the paintings has simply began. His neighborhood is hiding a tender girl's killer and a prior as darkish because the Derbyshire evening. it sort of feels Laura used to be the keeper of secrets and techniques past her years and, in a case the place no-one is blameless, everyone seems to be a suspect. yet Cooper's neighborhood wisdom and instincts are approximately to stand a fair better problem. The formidable DC Diane Fry has been known as in from one other department, a lady as ruthless as she is appealing.

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