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Blood From Stone    by Frances Fyfield order for
Blood From Stone
by Frances Fyfield
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HarperCollins, 2013 (2008)
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* *   Reviewed by Wanda Plourde

A man in the park with his camera spies a lady on a balcony. As he zooms in to get a better look, she jumps to her death and he catches it on film. He finds out later that she was Marianne Shearer, a very successful criminal lawyer. What made her death strange was that she was top dog in her career, wealthy, stylish, and with the world at her fingertips. The police called it suicide and the case was closed.

Peter Friel was Marianne's colleague and finds it unbelievable that she jumped. The circumstances just do not add up, so he decides to dig a little bit deeper. As Peter investigates, he generates more questions that remain unanswered. The strangest thing is that his late colleague actually left methodical clues for him to follow. Every time he unearths an answer he is closer to the darkness of the truth she was hiding.

This is a very interesting, suspenseful tale of a suicide and the trail that was left behind. Frances Fyfield has a talent for making readers want to know more, and a gift for detail that makes reading a pleasure. Her characters are strong, both their bad and good sides. Though I thought I had it all figured out, the end took me by surprise.

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