The latest novel from 'one of the UK's finest crime novelists' (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)
The fourth novel in the Jimmy Suttle series, from 'one of the UK's finest crime novelists' (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY), author of LAST FLIGHT TO STALINGRAD
'There is no-one writing better police procedurals today' Sunday Telegraph
D/S Jimmy Suttle is called to a brutal murder in the picturesque Devon village of Lympstone. Harriet Reilly, a local GP, has been found disembowelled in the bedroom of her partner, climate scientist Alois Bentner.
Suttle's estranged wife, Lizzie, has abandoned Portsmouth, moved to Exeter and returned to journalism, hearing rumours of a local GP offering mercy killings to patients meeting certain criteria. The name of the GP is Harriet Reilly.
So begins two investigations of the same crime. Operation Buzzard, with D/S Suttle at its heart, and Lizzie, piecing together her own version of the events that led to Harriet Reilly's death.
The fourth novel in the Jimmy Suttle series is a story of ultimate betrayal, reaching much further and wider than its Devon roots.
There is no-one writing better police procedurals today - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
One of the best of the two dozen or so novels he's written....the book is as much a story of Suttle and Lizzie's emotional battles as it is a police who-dunnit, but as it happens the detective element is first class....past atrocities mingling cleverly with present injustice. - THE TIMES on SINS OF THE FATHER
Utterly convincing and really exciting - DAILY MAIL
Graham Hurley's determination to look the seamy reality full in the face is refreshing because it is so rare ... Hurley's devastating account of Suttle's marriage is one of the best things he has done - DAILY TELEGRAPH
A superbly thrilling ride through the ebbs and flows of an investigation. With TOUCHING DISTANCE, Hurley proves he's in the top rank of British procedurals. Lean, dark and with plenty of heart - Stav Sherez on Touching Distance