Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Dusty Pages Review: The Killing of Polly Carter
Supermodel Polly Carter was famed for her looks and party-girl lifestyle. Now she's dead, apparently having thrown herself from the clifftop near her home on the island of Saint-Marie. Those who knew her say Polly would never have killed herself…and when he is called in to investigate, DI Richard Poole is inclined to agree there is more to Polly’s death than meets the eye.
Already fighting a losing battle against the intense summer heat of the Caribbean, Richard now faces fresh adversaries: a stream of alibis; a host of conflicting motives; and, worst of all, a visit from his mother. A frenzy which would surely allow a murderer to slip away unnoticed…yet Richard is certain that the guilty party is still on the island.
As his team closes in on Polly’s household, Richard becomes convinced that the model’s death was an inside job. And he's determined to prove who planned the killing of Polly Carter, and why…
I like nothing better than a murder mystery where I don't work out whose done it before I'm even a third of the way in. I loved returning to the world of the BBC drama - the original cast of characters - and their sassy banter as they go about solving the case. What I especially love about these books is I can play it out inside my head like I am watching an episode on the television.
I was eagerly anticipating this book after the first one and will be getting the third when its in paperback.
I give it