Publisher description for Ash & bone / John Harvey.


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In the depths of his Cornish hideaway, retired Detective Inspector Frank Elder's solitary life is disturbed by a call from his estranged wife, telling him his seventeen-year-old daughter, Katherine, is running wild, unbalanced by the abduction and rape he feels he should have prevented. Meanwhile, in the heart of London, the takedown of a violent criminal goes badly, and Detective Sergeant Maddy Birch is uneasy about the reasons why, an uneasiness that is compounded when she starts to believe she is being stalked.

Maddy and Frank have a connection, a brief and clumsy encounter years before that has left a trace of lingering regret. In Ash & Bone their lives connect again when a second phone call persuades the unsettled, unhappy Elder out of retirement, only to find that a cold case has a devastating present-day impact.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Retirees -- Fiction.
Ex-police officers -- Fiction.
Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Policewomen -- Fiction.