Friday, 30 June 2017

Buried Secrets by Lisa Cutts Book Review

Buried Secrets by [Cutts, Lisa]


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. There is some fantastic writing in this book and a cast of compelling characters that will make you wonder just what is going on in their lives. 
When DC Hazel Hamilton arrives at the scene of a devastating car crash, she realises that this investigation isn’t going to be straightforward. The victim is one of their own, Detective Inspector Milton Bowman. Bowman is taken away from the scene with life threatening injuries, and Hazel knows that there is very little chance of Bowman surviving the incident. When Detective Inspector 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 murdered his wife?
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. Hazel was a brilliant character. I thought this 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.

If you're after an authentic police procedural with characters that add a lot of depth to the story, then I would recommend Buried Secrets. Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of the book to review. 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 22nd June 2017
Print length: 432 pages

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