The Detective's Daughter


Kate Rokesmith's decision to go to the river changed the lives of many. Her murder shocked the nation. Her husband, never charged, moved abroad under a cloud of suspicion. Her son, just four years old, grew up in a loveless boarding school. And Detective Inspector Darnell, vowing to leave no stone unturned in the search for her killer, began to lose his only daughter. The young Stella Darnell grew to resent the dead Kate Rokesmith. Her dad had never vowed to leave no stone unturned for her.

Published by: Head of Zeus

Published: 1 May 2013

ISBN: 978-1908800244


'A thoughtful, well-observed story ... It reminded me of Kate Atkinson'

Scott PackScott PackWriter

'Tense and gripping ... On the edge of my seat? No way - I was cowering under it'


'Skilfully evokes the era and slow-moving childhood summers ... A study of memory and guilt with several twists'

The GuardianThe GuardianNewspaper

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