“Lynn gripped the sides of the armchair, trying to put aside her own inner terror. ‘I can’t believe I’m thinking this, Ross. I’m not a violent person, even before Caitlin’s influence, I never even liked killing flies in my kitchen. Now I’m sitting here actually willing some stranger to die.”
The body of a teenager dredged from the seabed off the coast of Sussex is found to be missing its vital organs. Soon two more young bodies are found.
Caitlin Beckett, a fifteen-year-old in Brighton, will die if she does not receive an urgent liver transplant. When the health system threatens to let her down, Lynn, her mother, turns in panic to the internet and discovers a broker who can provide her with a black-market organ – but at a price.
As Superintendent Roy Grace investigates the recovered bodies, he unearths the trail of a gang of child traffickers operating from Eastern Europe. Soon Grace and his team will find themselves in a race against time to save the life of a young street kid, while a desperate mother will stop at nothing to save her daughter’s life…
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Another novel that could of been reduced by half of it’s pages. This is the 5th novel in the Roy Grace series and I think I may need a break from the series. The first novel was amazing, but it’s gone downhill since then.
Like in the previous novels, there are a number of storylines with a lot of characters. There is Lynn and her daughter Caitlin, who is dying and is in need of a liver transplant. Then there are teenagers discovered in the water who have had some major surgery, removing organs, before they died. And then there is Roy Grace, our lead character, who needs to piece together everything and has a lot of personal issues on the side. It’s fairly easy to pick up what links up all the stories, so there isn’t a big shocker or surprise.
I like Roy, but I’m finding his story to be getting old. His wife, Sandy, disappeared and he has not heard anything from her in almost 10 years. I’m so tired of this plot as it has been dragging out over the last 5 novels. At least in this novel, there is a major clue about what happened to Sandy.
2 calculators out of a potential 5. I’m taking a break from this series.