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The Wrong Suspect by Leigh Russell

The Blurb

In the eternal city of Rome, it’s easy to disappear. But finding someone is a different story…After a year in Paris working as an investigative reporter, Lucy Hall is ready for her next big scoop. While researching a spate of missing persons, she learns of the mysterious disappearance of a young man, Dominique. The case is cold in the city of lights, but there’s another lead: in Rome.When Lucy arrives, she realises that the eternal city is as dangerous as it is beautiful. She’s not the only one looking for Dominique: a criminal gang is hot on his trail, and Lucy’s investigation has put her squarely in their sights.With her life in peril, Lucy will have track down the missing man—before his pursuers catch up with her…


After many years teaching English in secondary school, internationally bestselling author Leigh Russell now writes crime fiction full time. Published in English and in translation in Europe, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, including #1 on kindle. Leigh's work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson series are in development for television with Avalon Television Ltd. Journey to Death is the first title in her Lucy Hall series published by Thomas and Mercer.

My Review

This is the third in the Lucy Hall series from prolific writer Leigh Russell. The first was set in the Seychelles, the second in Paris and now in Rome. For a young girl who travels alone a lot chasing criminals, she has not really developed any sense of self-preservation. As a reader I find that inwardly I am constantly trying to rein her in for her own safety, and this is what is great about the Lucy Hall books. I recommend reading them all to get into the character. I didn't predict the end, and it was so compelling it didn't take me long to read. Looking forward to the next in the Geraldine Steele series, also by Leigh Russell, out soon I believe.

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