19 August 2013

Lost River; Stephen Booth

Lost River (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry, #10)Lost River by Stephen Booth
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Usually I love the Cooper/Fry series but for some reason, this book didn't do it for me. As per usual, the two don't interact much but there's a definite underlying need for each other (not in *that* way, professionally).

Cooper is investigating the drowning death of a young girl, one he tried to save by diving in to the water. He senses, based on virtually nothing, that there's something more to the death. Along the way he uncovers several ugly secrets and possibly ruins a life or two (something he doesn't seem to feel anything about). Fry, in the mean time, is in Birmingham in the role of "Injured Party" as her rape case has been reopened. Again, more ugly secrets are uncovered and at least one life lost.

Cooper does lend a hand to Fry, but not the other way around. Diane seems to be even more angry about Ben, even less part of the police force. Perhaps that's why this was a lesser work for me - their interaction is as important as the mystery.

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