No time to Cry By James Oswald

I would like to read James Oswald’s latest fast-moving exciting crime thriller No Time to Cry. James Oswald is the author of the best selling Inspector McLean novels and No Time to Cry is the first in a new series. It features Metropolitan Policewoman Detective Constable Constance Fairchild who is working undercover on a case. However the operation goes badly wrong and when she returns to her base of operations, an anonymous office in a shabby neighbourhood, she finds the bloodied body of her boss, and friend, DI Pete Copperthwaite who has been executed by a single shot to the head.

In the aftermath, Detective Constable Constance Fairchild soon realizes that the Met fully intends to lay the blame entirely on her shoulders rather than come clean about what actually happened during their botched undercover operation. However Elements about the shooting of Detective Inspector Pete Copperthwaite make Detective Constable Constance Fairchild suspect a cover up, and the Met obviously do not expect their junior officer to offer much resistance to the closing of their ranks against her.

She is suspended and cast out from the Metropolitan Police, angry and alone with her grief, she is Under threat and under constant surveillance whilst on suspension from duties. Then a teenager from her hometown disappears, Con is happy return home and lie low from the police investigation that seems to be going nowhere. However a person from Constance’s past has been waiting for Constance’s return, and tries to put a bullet through her head and soon Constance finds that there is no time to be upset about losing her friend or job and nowhere to hide so Constance decides to find out the truth herself about the murder of her colleague and friend.

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