Source: College Books 📘📘
DS Jim Broadbent’s marriage was over, his long hours and after hours drinking culminated in his long suffering wife June leaving him; then filing for a divorce. His investigative skills and demeanour would be tested when he began to investigate two rapes albeit 18 months apart; they were the same MO making him think he was investigating a serial rapist. His sensitive investigative skills when interviewing victims were put to the test; but with his sympathetic approach and empathy he managed to extract vital information. The forensic scientist had found similar fibres on each victims clothing which confirmed the same offender. Now the hunt began. His affair with Jackie was reaching a crescendo they were both using each other to reach sexual heights neither had encountered before. Then a massive fraud case landed on his desk which Jim didn’t need. Jackie’s commitment to the job would be tested to the full as Jim used her to test a theory he had……… Then the Cindy case rose again with another ex-pat in Spain wanting to spill the beans on another UK sex ring; the well to do members were abusing children in their own homes and others. The corridors of power would feature again, how high would it go this time?
What if the truth was hidden where you’d never ever find it? When Selkie Moon reclaims the name her mother gave her, she triggers a series of events so bizarre that she’s forced to delve into the murky depths of the past and face the shocking truth about herself. Selkie Moon is a woman on the run. In a mad dash for freedom she’s escaped her life in Sydney to start over in Hawaii. But her refuge begins to unravel and soon she’s running from something else entirely. A voice in a dream says: Someone is trying to kill you. Not that Selkie’s psychic, no way. But the threats escalate until she’s locked in a game of cat and mouse with a mysterious stalker. Entangled in Celtic and Hawaiian mythologies, the events become so bizarre and terrifying that her instinct is to keep running. But is she running from her past? Or her future? With as many layers as a psychological thriller, ‘The First Lie’ is both a complex contemporary mystery and a romance of flight and redemption. Peppered with memorable characters and a touch of quirky humour, this highly imaginative and unpredictable story will keep you in suspense until the final scene.