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The Detective's Daughter
The Detective's Daughter: a gripping winter thriller to lose yourself in this Christmas Lesley Thomson
 The Detective's Daughter, 1

As winter closes its grip on snow-bound London, a cleaner determines to solve the case that her detective father never could. A Kindle number one bestseller.

It was the murder that shocked the nation. Kate Rokesmith, a young mother, walked to the banks of the Thames with her three-year-old son. She never came home.

For three decades, the case file has lain, unsolved, in the corner of an attic. Until the detective's daughter, Stella Darnell, starts to clear out her father's house after his death...

Reviews for The Detective's Daughter:

'A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot' Sunday Times
'This book has a clever mystery plot – but its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable, and in its setting in a real West London street, exactly described' Literary Review
'A thoughtful, well-observed story ... It reminded me of Kate Atkinson' Scott Pack
'A cerebral thriller ... Evokes chills from more than just the frigid winter nights' Forward Reviews Magazine
'Lesley Thomson gets better and better' Ian Rankin

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
01 May 2013 * 416pp * £0.99 * 9781781853177
REVIEWS
'A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot'
Sunday Times
'This book has a clever mystery plot – but its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable, and in its setting in a real West London street, exactly described'
Literary Review.
'A cerebral thriller ... Evokes chills from more than just the frigid winter nights ... Twists and surprises abound'
Forward Reviews Magazine
'A thoughtful, well-observed story ... It reminded me of Kate Atkinson'
Scott Pack
'Tense and gripping ... On the edge of my seat? No way – I was cowering under it'
Shotsmag.
'Skilfully evokes the era and slow-moving childhood summers ... A study of memory and guilt with several twists'
Guardian.
ALSO IN THE SERIES
The Runaway
Ghost Girl
The Detective's Secret
The House With No Rooms
The Dog Walker
The Death Chamber
The Playground Murders
The Distant Dead
Author
Lesley Thomson
Lesley Thomson
Lesley Thomson is the author of the Detective's Daughter series of West London-set mysteries featuring private investigators Stella, a cleaner, and Jack, a tube driver. The first novel, The Detective's Daughter, became an ebook phenomenon in 2013, staying at number 1 in the digital charts for 3 months. Since then, the series has gone on to sell 800,000 copies worldwide. Lesley is an active member of the UK crimewriting community, and appeared at several crime festivals in 2019, including CrimeFest, Harrogate, Morecambe & Vice and Capital Crime. She lives in Lewes with her partner and her dog. visit her website at lesleythomson.co.uk
ALSO BY Lesley Thomson
The Runaway
Death of a Mermaid
Ghost Girl
The Detective's Secret
The House With No Rooms
The Dog Walker
The Death Chamber
The Playground Murders
The Distant Dead
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