Location of Philippa Longman’s murder. A small row of terraced houses with a walled parking area at the end.
“The forensics tent has been pitched on a patch of grass beyond the car park . . . a forensics officer in a white suit is crouching down over the body, but stops taking photographs and backs away, crablike, as McAvoy enters the tent.”SORROW BOUND
Philippa Longman is a 53-year-old grandmother at the centre of a loving family, who want nothing more than to get home from work before the storm breaks.
Roisin McAvoy is a young mother whose heart is as golden as the jewellery around her neck – a woman who is as fiercely protective of her closest friends as she is loyal to her husband.
DS Aector McAvoy is a man consumed with the well-being of others: whether it’s shielding his family from the world, or protecting Hull’s citizens amid an epidemic of violent crime.
But deep-seated grudges are greater than goodwill, and soon all three of these gentle souls will learn a common lesson – that bad things happen to good people.
‘In terms of food analogies, some books are bland or subtly flavoured, while others are like a fiery curry. David Mark’s DS McAvoy books are unarguably in the latter category.’