An Empty Death
By Laura Wilson
During wartime, the home front hides its own terrors
1944. After almost five years of conflict, London's inhabitants are war weary - and DI Ted Stratton is no exception.
After a long night digging a bomb victim out of rubble, he's called to investigate a doctor's death. The circumstances seem suspicious: an affair turned sour? Revenge? As Stratton digs deeper, he begins to suspect something more sinister is going on - that a faceless shadow is stalking the hospital corridors...
Meanwhile, Ted's wife Jenny meets a bombed-out woman claiming her soldier husband is an impostor. Jenny thinks she must be in shock, but the truth is stranger and far more dangerous...
Laura Wilson's acclaimed and award-winning crime novels have won her many fans. Her novel Stratton's War won the Ellis Peters Award, while The Lover and A Thousand Lies were both shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger. Laura is the Guardian's crime reviewer. She lives in Islington, London.
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29 Nov 2018
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A superb crime thriller ... Stratton is the perfect detective — Independent
Wilson weaves her multi-layered plot with skill and expertise — Historical Novel Society