living novels | 4.5 STAR REVIEW: BLOEDING HEART YARD by Elly Griffiths

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Harbinder Kaur: Book 3
Publication date: November 15, 2022

Is it possible to forget that you have committed a murder?

When Cassie Fitzgerald was in school in the late ’90s, she and her friends killed a fellow student. Almost twenty years later, Cassie is a happily married mother who loves her job: being a police officer. She closely guards the secret that she has almost erased from her memory.

One day, her husband finally convinces her to go to a school reunion. Cassie catches up with her old high-achieving friends from Manor Park School, including two politicians, a rock star and a famous actress. But then shockingly, one of them, Garfield Rice, is found dead in the school bathroom, supposedly from a drug overdose. As Garfield was an eminent and controversial MP and the investigation is high profile, it is headed by Cassie’s new boss, DI Harbinder Kaur, recently promoted and recently arrived in London. The problem is, Cassie can’t shake the feeling that one of them has killed again.

Is Cassie right, or was Garfield murdered by one of his political cronies? Cassie is interested in skewing the investigation so that she appears to have nothing to do with Manor Park and she appears to be succeeding.

Until someone else from the gathering is found dead in the Bleeding Heart Yard…

The revision

When a well-known politician is found dead in a class reunion, is it just a coincidence or is someone from the past trying to send a message?

Author Elly Griffiths increases the suspense in bleeding heart yard. With a new boss eager for answers, the last thing police officer Cassie Fitzherbert wants is for someone to dig into the school’s history. She’ll do anything to keep the past buried, but when a second body from the meeting is discovered, Cassie may be left with no options.

The author presents the story through three perspectives: Harbinder, the head of the investigation; Cassie and Anna, a former classmate. The past is detailed through the eyes of Anna and Cassie, with some intriguing differences.

Ultimately, the mystery takes some surprising turns that provide a different perspective for Cassie to consider that terrible secret she’s been hiding.

With some top-notch detective work on display, bleeding heart yard delivers a masterful whodunit that will keep readers guessing until the very links

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About the AuthorELLY GRIFFITH is the author of the ruth galloway Y Brighton mystery series as well as standalone novels Stranger’s DiariesWinner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and The PostScript Murders. She received the CWA Dagger in the Library Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She lives in Brighton, England.

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