A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin
My rating: 4 Stars
How many purse-snatchings and flashing cases must WPC Trudy Loveday attend before her worth is noted? She is an eager, young constable who knows that she has a lot more to offer. She may be a probationary female officer in 1960 in the British police at a time when a women's worth is highly underrated, but the intuitive Trudy feels she has much to prove to her male counterparts.
She is quite surprised when she is assigned to work alongside the local coroner, Dr. Clement Ryder, on an ongoing murder case. Talk about luck! Trudy sets off to prove herself well. As other murders happen, Dr. Ryder tends to believe that they are connected, and it doesn't take long for Trudy to believe that he is correct. Will the unlikely pair be able to unravel clues fast enough before another murder is committed?
A Fatal Obsession is book one in a new series by Faith Martin. How fun to read a police procedural story when today's modern method for crime-solving were nonexistent. What a terrific little read, with a few twists and turns. I rather enjoyed the partnership between Trudy and the curmudgeonly Dr. Ryder. The author has written the successful Hillary Greene series, so it was exciting to be in on the ground floor of something new.
Many thanks to HQ Digital and to NetGalley for this ARC to review.
Date of publication: June 11, 2018