A Greater Evil

Natasha Cooper

19 May 2016
310 pages


Can you ever trust anyone, however much you care about them? Things aren't always what they seem . . .

In the eighth Trish Maguire novel, Abandoned as a baby and brutalised in care,sculptor Sam Foundling is the obvious suspect when his wife Cecelia is found beaten to death in his studio. Trish, who Maguire acted as his barristerfor him years ago, when he was an abandoned child being brutalised in care. She saved him then, but trying to protecting him b hopes he didn't do it. Her campaign for him ,now will brings her up against DCI Caro Lyalt, the senior investigating officer . . . and her own best friend.

Evidence against Sam mounts up. Cecilia's powerful mother is pressing for his arrest. The police hierarchy want him charged for the brutal murder. If Trish is to save his sanity, and her own, she must unlock the secret offind out exactly what happened in the studio that morning, and time is running out . . .

One of the most accomplished crime writers in the country
No matter how dark and grisly the world of her novels, Cooper never loses sight of the compassion and emotional intelligence that have become keynote elements of her work
You know when you pick up a book by Natasha Cooper that you are going to find a literate, intelligent novel about real people . . . A complex and satisfying mystery . . . Like real life, a happy ending isn't guaranteed in this series, which increases the tension