Lisa Hartley lives with her partner, son, two dogs and several cats. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Studies, then had a variety of jobs but kept writing in her spare time. She is currently working on the next DS Catherine Bishop
novel, as well as a new series with Canelo.
A gritty crime novel set in London that deals with people smuggling, drug dealing and some pretty nasty characters, yet never resorts to being
gruesome. It is the second book in the series and whilst I wish I'd read the earlier book, it stands well on its own. I was pleased that there wasn't an enormous amount of backfilling in this book either. It was a bit like a jigsaw, filling in the pieces as
to what happened to Nicky in the last book, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. I did feel that the story was overly long in parts and would have benefitted from some judicial pruning but that's probably just me. That said, it is well written and I now want to
read the first book in the series.