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Praise for Roberta Kray:

“You might expect a crime novel written by the widow of Reg Kray would be tough . . . and it is. Recommend this to fans of Ian Rankin.”—Booklist

“Convinces on every page.”—Chicago Tribune

“Razor-sharp writing and excellent pacing elevate this effort beyond the standard vengeance thriller.”—Publishers Weekly

Little Grace Harper disappeared over twenty years ago. Has she returned? PI Harry Lind’s investigation leads him into a web of deceit and betrayal.

Roberta Kray’s two previous novels are The Debt and The Pact.

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About the Author:

Roberta Kray was born in Southport in 1959. She worked in publishing and media research in London for fifteen years. In early 1996 she met Reg Kray and they married the following year. Her previous two novels, The Debt and The Pact have achieved terrific success. Roberta currently lives in Norfolk.

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Adult/High School—His body hobbled by an explosion he suffered less than a year earlier when he was a police officer, and his emotional life bruised by his longtime girlfriend's departure, private detective Harry Lind finds himself at the nexus of a crowd of mysteries. An alcoholic newspaper reporter is killed shortly after the two have a casual conversation. The reporter's protégée, a young woman with moxie to match his, attaches herself to Harry, not for emotional support but to browbeat him into helping her solve the murder and to identify the story on which her mentor was secretly working. That story, it turns out, involves another young woman, one with a mysterious past, which may mean that she is the grown version of a girl believed to have died at the age of eight. Kray keeps all these balls nicely aloft, but it is her characters who make this mystery a winner. Methodically, she develops Harry's-and readers'-understanding that the little girl lost may have grown into a woman who has no desire to be found, and who will tell lies and half-truths to steer detectives (journalistic and otherwise) away from discovering who she is and what she did as a teen. Mystery fans will appreciate the storytelling here.—Francisca Goldsmith, Halifax Public Libraries, Nova Scotia
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