In the garden of an abandoned house, Luke Connolly lies broken, dead. The night before, he and his friends partied inside. Nobody fought, everybody else went home safely. And yet, Luke was raped and pushed to his death. His alleged attacker is now in custody.
DCI Tom Reynolds is receiving the biggest promotion of his career when a colleague asks him to look at the Connolly case, believing it’s not as cut and dried as local investigators have made out. And as Tom begins to examine the world Connolly and his upper class friends inhabited, the privilege and protection afforded to them, he too realises something.
In this place, people cover up for each other.
Even when it comes to murder.
Having very much loved Jo Spain’s recent standalone I was looking forward to getting back to the brilliant Tom Reynolds series and this one was really terribly addictive. Well they all are…
The Boy Who Fell has definite the rich are different themes but none of that matters to Tom who will go after the truth whatever that may be. A victim, a possibly innocent boy and a group of friends who will lie to protect their backs and the scene is set for a twisty mystery that slowly unravels on the page.
Jo Spain has a brilliantly insightful eye for characterisation and a clever plotting brain – The Boy Who Fell is intriguing and very engaging with very human choices running through the narrative, a brilliantly written page turner that will devour a day.
Cannot wait for more from this author.