Two bodies…One bridge…Twenty years apart.

The discovery of two bodies beneath London Bridge plunges DI Jack MacIntosh and his team at the Metropolitan Police into two of the most complex investigations they’ve ever had to deal with.

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With two decades separating them, can the cases really be linked? Having an intense dislike for coincidences, Jack can’t let it go. And when evidence then emerges pointing to a 1989 cold case, Jack is transported back in time to a miscarriage of justice that has haunted him for quarter of a century – and back to a little girl he vowed never to forget.

As two cases turn into three, becoming more and more entwined, will the river finally give up its secrets? Maybe. Because sometimes the dead can speak.

My Review

This is not for the faint-hearted. Anything to do with children is always hard to read, so don’t say I didn’t warn you. But it is fiction after all.

DI Jack MacIntosh is back for another outing and this time it involves the body of a child. But while searching for evidence on the banks of the Thames beneath London Bridge, the team find more bones and a skull, which look like they have been buried for many years. Who do they belong to and how did they die?

Jack doesn’t believe in coincidences, so when other similarities are discovered, he starts looking for possible links. Initially there appear to be none, but start scraping the surface and together with DNA, profiling and modern forensics, the dead begin to reveal their secrets. So how are the two murders connected and is it the same killer?

We also have a couple of other stories ‘on the side’ so to speak. Jack’s younger brother Stuart ‘Mac’ MacIntosh is about to get married to Isabel Faraday who we met in book one, but we also have a lees savoury character – James Quinn – who Jack believes murdered his mother – it was assumed she committed suicide by hanging herself when Jack was four years old.

I know some of these back stories have run through the whole series, but don’t worry if you haven’t read them all or even any, you can still enjoy this as a standalone. I certainly enjoyed this one and I’ve become rather fond of Jack and his team.

Many thanks to @zooloo2008 for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.

About the Author

Michelle Kidd is a self-published author best known for the Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh series of novels set in London. She has also recently begun a new series which is set in her home town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk – starring Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle.

Michelle qualified as a lawyer in the early 1990s and spent the best part of ten years practising civil and criminal litigation.

But the dream to write books was never far from her mind and in 2008 she began writing the manuscript that would become the first DI Jack MacIntosh novel – The Phoenix Project. The book took eighteen months to write, but spent the next eight years gathering dust underneath the bed.

In 2018 Michelle self-published The Phoenix Project and has not looked back since. There are currently four DI Jack MacIntosh novels, with a fifth in progress, and the first DI Nicki Hardcastle novel is due for release in August 2021.

Michelle now works full time for the NHS and lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She enjoys reading, wine and cats – not necessarily in that order.

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