When the body of eight-year-old Timothy Watts is found wrapped in a blue blanket in a Portland, Maine park, homicide detective Joe Burgess (introduced in Playing God) vows to find the killer. Everyone in the neighborhood loved Timmy except his abusive family, but people are unwilling to talk. Even Iris, Timmy's deaf sister, will not share what she knows and soon goes missing. Then things get ugly when the press begins a personal attack on Burgess using information that could have come only from someone in the police department.
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follow-up Joe Burges just as good as the first
Warning: this is a touching crime story that makes you keep listening when there are other things that you might need to do.
I found my self so deeply into this book that my heart was pounding. I like that the police characters are flawed but ernest in their desire to sove a brutal murder of a child. You can feel their frustration and passion to find the killer before he kills again. They want to be the voice for a little child who can no longer speak.
I am not a cop, but it seems so realistic to this reader. The obsticals to justice and witnesses who are afraid to talk are probably things that really do hamper real investigations. Is Kate Flora a former cop? What ever she is, she is a great mystery writer.