The Special Girls
By Isabelle Grey
Read by Melody Grove
Who are the Special Girls? Are they victims or 'asking for it'? A case of historical child sex abuse by a famous doctor is linked to the murder of his young and popular colleague in this timely psychological thriller
Who are the Special Girls? Are they victims or 'asking for it'? A case of historical child sex abuse by a famous doctor is linked to the murder of his young and popular colleague at a summer camp deep in the Essex woods.
A young psychiatric registrar is found beaten to death in the woods close to a summer camp for young patients suffering from eating disorders. It is run by the charismatic, world-renowned Professor Ned Chesham. DI Grace Fisher investigates, but it is not long before she is pulled from the case - to head up a Metropolitan Police review into a cold case involving Chesham himself.
Nearly twenty years ago, one of Chesham's patients made allegations that he sexually assaulted her. The investigation at the time found no conclusive proof, but Grace soon discovers another victim, and a witness whose account never reached the police. Does this mean the original investigation was bungled? Scotland Yard would certainly like her to conclude otherwise.
As Grace uncovers the lies that led to the young doctor's murder, she discovers the full extent of the damage done to Chesham's 'special girls' - and the danger they are still in.
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Isabelle Grey is a television screenwriter whose credits include Jimmy McGovern's BAFTA award-winning Accused: Tina's Story as well as over thirty-five episodes of Midsomer Murders, Casualty, Rosemary and Thyme, The Bill and Wycliffe. She has also written non-fiction and been a magazine editor and freelance journalist. Isabelle's previous novels include two psychological thrillers, The Bad Mother and Out Of Sight as well as the first two books in the DI Grace Fisher series, Good Girls Don't Die and Shot Through the Heart. Isabelle grew up in Manchester and now lives in north London.
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06 Apr 2017
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An intelligent, sophisticated police procedural with a completely believable central character and a strong moral core. Emotional and hardhitting, highly recommended — Sinead Crowley, author of Can Anybody Help Me? and Are You Watching Me?
Plenty of suspense and gripping, instructive writing about real people facing impossible, often tragic predicaments. This is an excellent crime novel, warmly recommended — Literary Review
Combines attention to detail with compassionate intelligence — Sunday Times on Shot Through the Heart
Full of well-handled forensics and the brooding atmosphere of the Essex coast — Mail on Sunday on Shot Through the Heart
An unusual police procedural . . . beautifully written, full of interesting insights, and atmospherically set — Literary Review on Shot Through the Heart
Grey's credentials as a television writer shine through . . . the inner workings of the Major Investigation Team are just as enthralling to read about as the serial killer they are hunting — Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go, on Good Girls Don't Die
Assured, convincing and especially good on . . . the delicate - and often dodgy - nature of the relationship between the police and the press — Laura Wilson, Guardian on Good Girls Don't Die
Combines clever plot twists with a surprising delicacy of feeling — Sunday Times on Good Girls Don't Die
A realistic, gripping police procedural . . . they rarely get better than this — Book Addict Shaun on Good Girls Don't Die
A thrilling read that will leave you wanting much more of Grace Fisher — We Love This Book on Good Girls Don't Die
Top notch crime fiction . . . a superb example of its kind — Liz Loves Books on Good Girls Don't Die
The writing is fluid and enthralling . . . a terrific and believable supporting cast — CrimeThrillerFella on Good Girls Don't Die