Hope Road Book Description
A psychological mystery – You can’t change your past. But what about your future?
John Ray, son of crime boss Antonio ‘Tony’ Ray, is the straight one of the family. With a successful business and a lifestyle to match, he wants nothing to do with his father’s criminal world. But what does that world want with him?
A young prostitute is found dead in John’s car, and Freddy Metcalfe, his best friend and employee, is framed for her death. Freddy denies everything but it’s an open and shut case: he’s going down for murder. John sets out to find the real killer.
But things get complicated. A stash of counterfeit money was also found in John’s car, and the police seem more interested in that than in the dead girl. Then Lanny Bride turns up; one of the north’s most ruthless criminals (and an old friend of the Ray family), Lanny is desperate to know who killed the girl. But why? Meanwhile, Freddy is too scared to talk to anyone, even his lawyer.
John’s police detective girlfriend, Denise Danson, has been warned off the case by her boss. But she doesn’t believe Freddy is guilty, and secretly helps John look for the murderer. The problem, though, is that uncovering the shocking truth about the girl’s death will force John to confront his own criminal past and risk destroying his future, as well as losing the only woman he’s ever loved. (Amazon)
He sighs, knowing that however much he enjoys watching her slither into a pair of jeans, it also means that the metamorphosis is in progress: lover to copper; from Den to DC Denise Danson. Each time she disappears inside her work clothes it’s like saying goodbye to an old friend and hello to one of those acquaintances you wish you didn’t see half so often. (Page 11)
I received this exclusively ebook title from author John Barlow for review. Hope Road is the first title in a planned 9 title crime series set in current day Leeds.
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