The strangled body of a young woman is discovered in a park in the West Country town of Abbeyford, clad in a leopard skin coat but with no identification, no phone, no handbag. DI Kate Redman and her team take on the case and manage to identify the victim through her role in a local theatre production.
But the questions keep coming: why was the victim estranged from her family? Who was the shadowy boyfriend she was hiding from her friends? And as Kate and her colleagues know from experience, plenty of people could be hiding many secrets…
Performance is the 13th full length novel in the Kate Redman Mysteries series, from USA Today bestselling author, Celina Grace.
Although many reviews call a novel a "page turner", this one truly is. It has been a little while since the last writing by Ms Grace, but this was well worth waiting for. As in her previous writings, the story is easy reading, moves along quickly and does not have too many characters to keep track of. Makes it more enjoyable for us older readers. The story is compelling with an ending that I was sure I had figured out. As usual, I was wrong, and the bad folks came out of left field. Kate and the whole team are working extra hard on this case but are eventually rewarded for all their efforts. Kate's private life takes an unusual turn as her relationship with her live-in partner explores a new adventure. Very unexpected. Another great read by a great author. Thank you Ms Grace and congratulations for another winner and please keep on writing. KATO II
Anderson and Kate new home, unpacking when a call from DS Theo Marsh
Young woman found in the wooded Atherton Park. Next morning seeing a poster for the regional theater and notice a young blond girl , that was there victim .Everyone said she was quiet, nice and didn’t volunteer about family.
Worked at a cafe, paid in cash, family was weird, her acting family, roommates family, drawer with the cash money.
Now Jo Austin is murdered, an actress, family, cash in a drawer,
How did these two tie together, Kate figures it out. Giving use a nice flowing plot of intrigue as we have questions to be answered,
Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.