Did she slip through the cracks, or was she pushed?
When a severed hand is found in an abandoned flat, Detective Jake Porter and his partner Nick Styles are able to DNA match the limb to the owner, Natasha Barclay, who has not been seen in decades. But why has no one been looking for her? It seems that Natasha’s family are the people who can least be trusted.
Delving into the details behind her disappearance and discovering links to another investigation, a tragic family history begins to take on a darker twist. Hampered by a widespread fear of a local heavy, as well as internal politics and possible corruption within the force, Porter and Styles are digging for answers, but will what they find ever see the light of day?
What Falls Between the Cracks is an absorbing and clever crime debut here from Robert Scragg – an involving opening leads into an addictive read with some great characters.
Why has nobody ever looked for Natasha Barclay? Missing for years, now her severed hand has turned up, drawing dynamic duo Porter and Styles into a dark and intriguing mystery, where nobody is to be trusted.
Beautifully paced with some crackling dialogue and a whole host of characters all adding to the story made What Falls Between The Cracks a highly immersive read that keeps you on your toes throughout. It is unpredictable and well plotted, highly readable and keeps drawing you back to it when you have to put it down.
Overall a really good read – if you are looking for a new series to get your teeth into and follow from the start, then here you go – I’m looking forward to what comes next.
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