A missing baby. A murdered girl. A case where everyone has something to hide...
On the first day of her new job in the West Country, Detective Sergeant Kate Redman finds herself investigating the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur and his trophy wife. It seems a straightforward case... but as Kate and her fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they uncover murky secrets and multiple motives for the crime.
Kate finds the case bringing up painful memories of her own past secrets. As she confronts the truth about herself, her increasing emotional instability threatens both her hard-won career success and the possibility that they will ever find Charlie Fullman alive...
Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1) is the the first novel in the best selling Kate Redman Mystery series from crime writer Celina Grace, author of Lost Girls and The House on Fever Street.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first book in the Kate Redman mystery series is a gritty crime story with a burning emotional core. Kate is just starting out as a detective sergeant in Britain’s West Country. Her first investigation involves a murdered nanny and a kidnapped infant—a case that draws poignant parallels with her own past. Hushabye draws us into the heroine’s mounting psychological pressure and the bittersweet memories the case keeps dredging up. Self-published author Celina Grace is a cinematic writer with a flair for perfectly paced dialogue and vivid descriptions. Somber yet thrilling, Grace’s book is a blend of police procedural and white-knuckle suspense. It reminded us of the British TV show Midsomer Murders, but with a complex female detective at its heart.
Good lead character. Quick read, very good pacing and keeps reader interest. Definitely worth reading!
A good read with interesting characters
Good start the series. The plot is a bit predictable. Looking forward to reading more.
Good read. Short and fast.