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Monday, 8 May 2017

‘Resolutions’ by Jane Adams

Published by Severn House,
February 2010.
ISBN: 978-1-84751-242-0 (PB)

This book is exactly what it says on the cover: ‘Resolutions’.

We meet again all the residents of the strange household of sixty-something Rina Martin. It was through his friendship with Rina that DI McGregor regained some sense of balance following the killing in front of him of little Cara Evans by Thomas Peel. DI McGregor (Mac) had been unable to save her and that knowledge had almost broken him. But now almost a year on, Mac has rebuilt his life and has even entered into a relationship with CSI Mirian Hastings. But his new found equilibrium is about to be tested as he is forced to
confront his past.

And not only is Mac facing past demons, young George is now fourteen and he has also found solace with his friendship with Rina Martin, and a new friend at the children’s home, Ursula, but George is also to be tested, and Mac caught up chasing a child killer - may not be there to help him.

This is a satisfying read in that it ties up many threads from previous books, although the information is there to provide a new reader to this series with an equally rewarding read.
Reviewer: Lizzie Sirett
Earlier books in this series are A Reason to Kill and Fragile Lives, The Power of One. Later books are: The Dead of Winter and Forgotten Voices.

Jane Adams was born in Leicestershire, where she still lives. She has a degree in Sociology, and has held a variety of jobs including lead vocalist in a folk-rock band. She enjoys pen and ink drawing, martial arts and her ambition is to travel the length of the Silk Road by motorbike. Her first book, The Greenway, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Award in 1995 and for the Author's Club Best First Novel Award. Jane writes several series.  Her first series featured Mike Croft. Several books featuring DS Ray Flowers. Seven titles featuring blind Naoimi Blake, and her latest series featuring Rina Martin. Cause of Death is the sixth in the series. Jane has also written three standalone novels. She is married with two children.

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