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Ghost Girl by Lesley Thomson
  

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The Detective’s Daughter introduced us to Stella Darnell who, upon the death of her father, opens one of his dusty old files and so takes on a ‘cold case’. Now, in book two, she does the same. This too is full of characters, many from book one, and a complex plot you really do need to concentrate on while you sort things out, especially since one character has three different names! It concerns hit-and-run drivers who have killed children and jumps between periods but the chapters are dated to help you focus.

If you like Lesley Thomson you might also like to read books by Erica James, Carole Matthews and Fanny Blake.

Synopsis

Ghost Girl by Lesley Thomson

It is a year since her father's death, but Stella Darnell has not moved on. She still cleans his house every day, leaving it spotless as if he might return. Terry Darnell was Detective Chief Superintendent at Hammersmith police station, and now Stella has discovered an unsolved case in his darkroom: a folder of unlabelled photographs of deserted streets. The oldest photograph dates back to 1966. To a day when Mary Thornton, just ten years old, is taking her little brother home from school in time for tea. That afternoon, as the Moors Murderers are sent to prison for life, Mary witnesses something that will haunt her forever. As Stella inches closer to the truth, the events of that day begin to haunt her too...

Reviews

'Fans of slow and steady suspense will feel they've received their money's worth'
Karne Keefe

. 'One of my favourite books of the year. There is a depth to the characters and a compassion for them which stays with you long after you've read the last page
Jane Lythell

. 'A gripping crime novel with several twists ... Lesley Thomson has a satisfying and winning formula
The Good Book Guide

. 'A really intelligent book with a multi-layered plot and brilliant real characters
Brighton

& Hove Independent. 'A well crafted, spooky mystery
DIVA

. 'A terrific crime novel [with] compelling characters and brilliant central premise
Elly Griffiths

. 'A clever mystery plot ... its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable
Literary Review

. 'This is a haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot
The Sunday Times

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About the Author

Lesley Thomson

Lesley Thomson was born in 1958 and grew up in London. She went to Holland Park Comprehensive and the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. Her first novel, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People's Book Prize in 2010. Her second novel, The Detective's Daughter, was published in 2013 and sold over 300,000 copies.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th April 2014

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Lesley Thomson

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Hardback
480 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781781857670

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