Blue Murder: Make Believe
The third Blue Murder novel written by the creator of the hit ITV police drama starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
For nine days the people of Manchester have been looking for missing three-year-old Sammy Wray then DCI Janine Lewis is called to a residential street where a child’s body has been found. It’s a harrowing investigation and Janine’s personal problems make leading the inquiry even tougher. Is this the case that will break her?
‘Complex and satisfying in its handling of Lewis’s agonised attempts to be both a good cop and a good mother’
The Sunday Times
‘Uncluttered and finely detailed prose’
‘Beautifully realised little snapshots of the different characters’ lives … Compelling stuff.’
‘A swift, satisfying read.’
‘Precise and detailed delineation of contemporary family relationships’
‘Lewis seems set to become another very popular string to Staincliffe’s bow as one of the leading English murder writers’
‘Pace and plenty of human interest’
‘Blending the warmth of family life with the demands of a police investigation’
Manchester Evening News
‘Juggling work and family is a challenge of modern life and encountering realistically portrayed women with family responsibilities is a pleasure. Staincliffe is a veteran crime fiction writer and so her plots are well-thought-out and puzzling’