Death Rope by Leigh Russell (Geraldine Steel #11)

51KT1+YDdJL._SY346_ Synopsis: Mark Abbott is dead. His sister refuses to believe it was suicide, but only Detective Sergeant Geraldine Steel will listen.

When other members of Mark’s family disappear, Geraldine’s suspicions are confirmed.

Taking a risk, Geraldine finds herself confronted by an adversary deadlier than any she has faced before… Her boss Ian is close, but will he arrive in time to save her, or is this the end for Geraldine Steel?

My Rating: 4/5

My Review: I was certainly pleased to catch up with Geraldine following her demotion, and then the move to York, and the fact that she is once again working with Ian Peterson. I would however recommend that if you are planning to read the series in order, that you don’t read this review as it will inevitably contain spoilers.

Amanda Abbott turns up at the police station and is demanding answers to her brother Mark Abbott’s death. Amanda is convinced that Mark’s wife Charlotte or his son must know more because there is absolutely no way Mark would take his own life. For some reason, Geraldine thinks there is some truth in what Amanda is saying and decides to follow it up in her own time. 

This latest installment was an interesting one for me. I wouldn’t say it was one of my favourite Gerladine story lines but it was certainly interesting. What made this book for me was seeing much much more of Geraldine as an individual. She is struggling on one side with her demotion, her strange emotions when dealing with Ian Peterson, and her relationships with her colleagues. 

The second half of the book had slightly more pace that the first half and I found myself speeding through it and enjoying it a lot. This was certainly another great read by Leigh Russell and I am looking forward to reading the next book

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