Deadly Revenge (DI Geraldine Steel, #14) by Leigh Russell

July 25, 2020

 

The Blurb:

The new novel in the million-copy selling Detective Geraldine Steel series

'Brilliant and chilling, Leigh Russell delivers a cracker of a read!' - Martina Cole

When a hysterical mother reports her baby's sudden disappearance, suspicion immediately falls on the absent husband. But Detective Geraldine Steel's gut instinct tells her this case is not as simple as her colleagues think...

Complications in the mother's life begin to surface, including her relationship with her controlling father, a controversial political figure. As the police investigate, their urgent attempt to find the missing infant grows ever more perplexing.

Steel is forced to suspect everyone associated with the family and when a body is discovered, matters take a deadly turn.

For fans of Martina Cole, Mel Sherratt and LJ Ross

'Unmissable' - Lee Child

'Leigh Russell is a brilliant talent in the thriller field' - Jeffery Deaver

Look out for more DI Geraldine Steel investigations in Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed, Stop Dead, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring, Deadly Alibi, Class Murder, Death Rope, Rogue Killerand Deathly Affair plus the special Christmas short story, Killer Christmas

Don't miss the DI Ian Peterson series: Cold Sacrifice, Race to Death and Blood Axe

 

 

About Leigh Russell:

 

Leigh Russell has sold over a million crime fiction novels, and writes full time. Published in English and in translation throughout Europe and in China, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, and reached #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 books have been optioned by major television production company Avalon Television. She chairs the CWA Debut Dagger Award, and is a Royal Literary Fellow.
Leigh writes the Lucy Hall mystery series published by Thomas and Mercer.
Find out more about Leigh on her website http://www.leighrussell.co.uk where news, reviews and interviews are posted, with a schedule of Leigh's appearances. You can contact Leigh via her website, where you can subscribe to her newsletter and follow her on Twitter and facebook.

 

 

My Review:

One of the highlights of the year for me is when the latest DI Geraldine Steel book is released. The trouble is, these stories are so compelling, it takes me less than a couple of days to read them.
It's taken the fourteenth book, Deadly Revenge, for Geraldine and her boss Ian to finally get it together as a couple. However, true love never runs smooth, and this is no exception to the rule. But enough said about that without giving away any spoilers.
Jessica is victim to an abusive husband, who disappears at the same time as her baby daughter Daisy.
Geraldine's investigation is somewhat hampered by Jessica's controlling, obstructive father, David, who as head of the local council considers himself to be an influential person worthy of special treatment from the highest authority. The plot thickens when David receives anonymous death threats regarding his political career, which raises Geraldine and Ian's suspicions that there may be a link to the disappearances in the same family.
The end took me by surprise and I hadn't predicted the outcome.

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