The Girl Beneath the Ice By Joseph Darlington

The Girl Beneath the Ice By Joseph Darlington


Will the killer be revealed before the frost thaws?

Winter comes to Avon Murray and as the town weathers the snowstorm, the body of a schoolgirl, Tasha Barcroft, is found frozen beneath the river. The blizzard disguises all evidence and with no way to extract her body, everyone has a theory about who killed Tasha Barcroft.

The investigation falls on Inspector Dafydd Todor, his disgraced reputation following him to Avon Murray, and rumours of his past failures linger on the lips of his colleagues. Faced with real police work, his doubts leave heavy impressions in the snow.

Could the killer be Lucas Farringdon, son of a local businessman and Tasha’s boyfriend? Her grandmother certainly thinks so. Yet she too is hiding a secret; an alcoholic daughter who is prone to violent outbursts. Is the killer the strange man who lives in the woods? Or the goth girl that Tasha bullied relentlessly? Todor must act quickly before the case turns cold.

My Thoughts:

This was a good read, I liked how each chapter is a different person so you feel as the reader you get every one’s perspective on what has happened. Everyone seems suspicious but what really did happen. I enjoyed it but it didn’t blow me away and I guessed what happened early on which for me let it down a bit. It is worth a read though as the author has done a brilliant job of unravelling all the different characters and the inspector is a likeable character, I wonder if he will crop up in any other books?

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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