A Greater Evil

3.47 based on 32 ratings & 10 reviews on Goodreads.com

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 . . .

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
Sunday Telegraph
Ahead of most current detective fiction
TLS
Cooper is expert at detailing the effects of emotional crossfire. She turns her penetrating but compassionate gaze on the duties of parents and those in loco parentis, and on the complexity of loyalty and trust - at home and at work
Guardian

About Natasha Cooper

Natasha Cooper lives in London and writes for a variety of newspapers and journals. She was Chairman of the Crime Writer's Association in 2000/01 and regularly speaks at crime-writing conferences on both sides of the Atlantic. N. J. is the author of the Trish Maguire series and has also written psychological suspense novels as Clare Layton.

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Books by Natasha Cooper

Out of the Dark
Out of the Dark
A Place of Safety
A Place of Safety
Keep Me Alive
Keep Me Alive
Gagged & Bound
Gagged & Bound
A Poisoned Mind
A Poisoned Mind
Creeping Ivy
Creeping Ivy
Prey to All
Prey to All
Rotten Apples
Rotten Apples
Sour Grapes
Sour Grapes
Bitter Herbs
Bitter Herbs
Bloody Roses
Bloody Roses
Fault Lines
Fault Lines
Festering Lilies
Festering Lilies
Fruiting Bodies
Fruiting Bodies
Poison Flowers
Poison Flowers

Books in the Series

Out of the Dark
Out of the Dark
A Place of Safety
A Place of Safety
Keep Me Alive
Keep Me Alive
Gagged & Bound
Gagged & Bound
A Poisoned Mind
A Poisoned Mind
Creeping Ivy
Creeping Ivy
Prey to All
Prey to All
Fault Lines
Fault Lines