The West Country town of Abbeyford is celebrating its annual pagan festival, when the festivities are interrupted by the discovery of a very decomposed body. Soon, several other bodies are discovered but is it a question of foul play or are these deaths from natural causes?
It's a puzzle that Detective Sergeant Kate Redman and the team could do without, caught up as they are in investigating an unusual series of robberies. Newly single again, Kate also has to cope with her upcoming Inspector exams and a startling announcement from her friend and colleague DI Mark Olbeck…
When a robbery goes horribly wrong, Kate begins to realise that the two cases might be linked. She must use all her experience and intelligence to solve a serious of truly baffling crimes which bring her up against an old adversary from her past…
Chimera is the fifth book in the bestselling series The Kate Redman Mysteries by crime writer Celina Grace, author of Hushabye, Imago and Snarl.
I find myself a little disappointed with Kate's performance in this book. Her inability to retain information and to link clues together due to her emotional state, seems unlikely.
The repetitive use of the "something just out of reach of cognition " by the author has occurred in almost every Kate Redmond book thus far and is not appealing.
I say "get a grip Kate, and then get on with it"!