The second instalment in Annie Hauxwell's gripping London based crime series.
"Annie Hauxwell has given us a heroine for our bleak new age. Catch the wave now, while it's building." - The Times
"Tough, fast-paced and peopled with believable characters, this is crime fiction for the 21st century." - The Canberra Times
Heroin-addicted investigator Catherine Berlin hides her scars from prying eyes while working the worst of all cases: matrimonial. Meanwhile, the junkies suffer from a drought of a different kind.
London sweats in the height of summer. The parched city has slowed to a claustrophobic shuffle and there's no end in sight.
A strung-out ghost from Berlin's past turns up on her doorstep with a desperate plea for help: her 10-year-old daughter is missing. Reminded of a debt owed, Berlin agrees to help, but the search becomes far more deadly than she could ever imagine, drawing her deep into an underworld of corrupt detectives, ruthless drug dealers, and a child killer.
About the Author
Annie Hauxwell was born in East London and grew up there and in Melbourne, Australia. Her working life has included stints as a psychiatric nurse, cleaner, sociologist, taxi driver and lawyer.
Annie abandoned the law to work as an investigator, an occupation she has happily pursued for twenty years.
She lives in Castlemaine, a small country town in Australia, when not in London.
She is a keen sailor, but suffers from seasickness.
Series: Catherine Berlin #2
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st July 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.5