To most people, Detective Inspector Milton Bowman appears to have an ideal life. But some secrets aren't buried deep enough.
After a tragic car accident, and a shocking murder, DI Milton's colleagues have to start digging into every aspect of his life.
Suspicion and disbelief creep into their lives as a web of deceit unfolds - the Bowman family, friends and even colleagues come under suspicion. No one is to be trusted.
Nothing is as it appears.
Buried Secrets is the second novel in the East Rise Incident Room series, a gripping police procedural from start to finish. It is the first book by Lisa Cutts which I have read and I’ll definitely be reading more from her.
When DC Hazel Hamilton arrives at the scene of a car crash, she realises straight away that this investigation isn’t going to be straightforward. The victim is one of their own, DI Milton Bowman. Bowman is taken away from the scene with life threatening injuries and Hazel knows that there is little chance that he is going to make it. When DI Harry Powell goes to Milton’s address to break the news to his wife he stumbles across a horrific murder scene. Linda Bowman lies dead in her house. Could it be possible that Milton could have murdered his wife? What was really going on in their lives?
What I really liked about Buried Secrets was the authenticity. Lisa Cutts has spent nineteen years working in the police force and in this book she takes you into the heart of the police investigation. I really liked her character, Hazel, especially in the scenes in which she is acting as FLO to Linda and Milton’s son, Travis. I thought that Lisa wrote these scenes really well, you can clearly see the influence from her days spent working in the police force.
I also liked the relationship between Hazel and her colleague Harry which added to their characters. I’d like to see their relationship develop further.
A really good read, perfect for fans of Jane Casey’s Maeve Kerrigan series. Thank you to Simon & Schuster and Netgalley for providing me with a copy to read.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 22nd June 2017
Print length: 432 pages