Detective Fisher is back with a new case.
A seemingly perfect man is accused of horrendous crimes. It should be an open and shut case – but is there more to it than meets the eye?
A young psychiatric registrar is found dead in the woods outside a summer camp for young eating disorder patients, run by the charismatic, world-renowned Professor Ned Chesham. DI Grace Fisher investigates, but it is not long before she is pulled from the case – to head up a Metropolitan Police review into a cold case involving Chesham himself.
Nearly twenty years ago, one of Chesham’s patients made allegations that he sexually assaulted her. The investigation at the time found no conclusive proof, but Grace soon discovers another victim, and a witness whose account never reached the police. Does this mean the original investigation was bungled? Scotland Yard would certainly like her to conclude otherwise.
As Grace uncovers the lies that led to the young doctor’s murder, she discovers the full extent of the damage done to Chesham’s ‘special girls’ – and the danger they are still in.
Welcome to the first stop on the blog tour for The Special Girls! This is book three in the DI Grace Fisher series, set between Essex and London. This story is dark, grisly and a really exciting crime thriller.
I don’t want to tell much of the story – it’s a wild ride and one you’re absolutely going to be absolutely hooked on from the get go – but the main focus of the investigation is child abuse. I found this a really thought-provoking read, especially given that such stories are now often in the daily media. This book is a really realistic book, and one that explores a really important issue.
I personally haven’t read the previous books in this series, but that absolutely didn’t lessen my enjoyment of the book. It can definitely be read as a stand alone, and I for one am now desperate to read the previous two books in the series. Grey writes in a well written and very character driven plot. The book is very realistic, with the characters seeming very human and lifelike. The police proceedings too seem very believable, and that helps to continually suck you back into the story.
Grey is really fantastic at keeping the tension going. As the story continues on and you begin to have lots of questions about the investigation (because trust me you will) and Grey manages to keep the tension going, whilst giving you a few surprises along the way. If you’re looking for a well written police procedural book, with plenty of twists and turns, The Special Girls is exactly what you’re looking for.