Next of Kin
by Maureen Carter

Ice-cool Detective Inspector Sarah Quinn and fiery reporter Caroline King lock horns once again in this latest intriguing mystery.

When the body of a teenage girl is found in a local park, it is assumed she is the latest victim of a serial sex offender who has been plaguing the area. But when it transpires that the dead girl’s best friend is missing, DI Sarah Quinn is drawn into a complex murder investigation where nothing is as it seems.

With the investigation heading nowhere – not helped by the hostility of the victim’s distraught father, nor by Sarah’s unsympathetic new Chief Superintendent who seems determined to undermine her – a shocking turn of events leads Sarah to question her own judgement. And that’s before she encounters her old foe, calculating journalist Caroline King …


There is something about a Maureen Carter crime novel that makes you want to invite the characters a in for a nice cuppa (or in most cases something a little stronger) and get them to dish the dirt. . . This is a crime novel with a particularly unpleasant individual committing the unacceptable, but it is also about ordinary people becoming involved in extraordinary events, through the wrong decisions being made for what they think are the right reasons. ‘Next of Kin’ is an intimate study of crime and human nature.

E Aldred, reviewer

“Sarah grows from an idea to a more fully realized character in this fourth installment of a series that may just be hitting its stride.”

Kirkus Reviews

“The first time I've encountered Maureen Carter and I really enjoyed this book, in particular the use of humour offsets the gruesome plot well. Detailed characters and enough twists to keep you guessing to the very last page.”

D Bradley, reviewer

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Next of Kin by Maureen Carter is available in the following formats

Paperback978184751673231st August 2016140 X 216mm224£13.99
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