This second investigation for Dee is just as gripping as her first, the spellbinding, 'I Could Be You'.
This past case is explained by diary entries and although they take up only part of the book, I found myself becoming more fascinated by the past case. What Bugler does so well, is she gets under your skin. Not only does she drive her plot forward with action, but also with the emotions of the players in her drama. The pain of those left behind, the ripples of murder and the lives it destroys. Bugler brought all of these to the fore, especially with the diary entries. Another part of the drama is Dee and Ed's relationship, which takes a battering due to this murder uncovering a whole raft of secrets, past and present which create friction between our main protagonists. Dee is not the kind to be jumping over car bonnets or swinging from buildings, although she has the determination of a Rottweiler. Once she gets on the scent, there is no distracting her. It is this tenacity that gets her results and makes Dee even more endearing, even though she has a few blunt edges and has had a tough ride of it. Again, I flew through the pages, desperate to find out what had happened as Bugler was hoodwinking me so much with her labyrinthine plot. My advice is to clear your diary, this is one book you won't be able to put down.