Hushabye (A Kate Redman Mystery: Book 1) (The Kate Redman Mysteries)
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A missing baby. A murdered girl. A case where everyone has something to hide...
On the first day of her new job in the West Country, Detective Sergeant Kate Redman finds herself investigating the kidnapping of Charlie Fullman, the newborn son of a wealthy entrepreneur and his trophy wife. It seems a straightforward case... but as Kate and her fellow officer Mark Olbeck delve deeper, they uncover murky secrets and multiple motives for the crime.
Kate finds the case bringing up painful memories of her own past secrets. As she confronts the truth about herself, her increasing emotional instability threatens both her hard-won career success and the possibility that they will ever find Charlie Fullman alive...
Hushabye (A Kate Redman mystery) is the the first novel in the best selling Kate Redman Mystery series from crime writer Celina Grace, author of Lost Girls and The House on Fever Street.
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swung the car into an empty bay. Olbeck was shepherding a middle-aged couple through the foyer of the station as they came into the building. The couple looked bludgeoned, stunned into silence; the woman clutched her husband’s arm as if it were the only thing keeping her from collapse. Kate and Anderton stood back, letting Olbeck steer the murdered girl’s parents out towards his car, on their sad journey to view the mortal remains of their only daughter. Kate felt the first welcome surge of
have anything else to tell us, Mr Fullman, I suggest you do so now.” Nick Fullman looked frightened. Kate was reminded of what Rebecca D’Arcy-Warner had said. Underneath it all, he’s just a scared, uncertain little boy... “Is there anything you have to tell us, Mr Fullman?” repeated Anderton. “No,” said Nick Fullman, almost inaudibly. Then he said it again, in a firmer voice. “No, there’s not.” Chapter Fourteen Olbeck was surveying the slipping piles of paperwork on his desk with
she couldn’t trust her voice. Anderton sat back in his chair, exhaling. There was a moment’s silence, during which Kate tried to breathe normally. Then Anderton sat forward. “You’re a promising officer, DS Redman. I had excellent reports of you from Bournemouth. You’ll go far, I have no doubt.” Kate blinked. “Thank you, sir.” “I should tell you, though, that I had serious doubts about allowing you onto this case.” Kate held her breath, knowing he was about to say more. “I had serious
girl’s gaze was drawn up and over her shoulder. Kate watched the light die in Elodie’s eyes, noticed the sudden dimming and shrinking of her personality. Elodie’s smile faded. She muttered something like ‘excuse me a minute’ and pushed past Kate and Jay. Kate turned round. The man she’d noticed earlier was standing in the doorway to the room, and Elodie was walking up to him, talking to him in a voice too low for Kate to make out their conversation. After a moment, they left the room together.
discreetly, and conversation was at a subdued hum. I kept my face fixed in a restrained smile and moved through the little groups as though I had somewhere specific to go. As I made my way across the room, squeezing past elbows and shoulders, I looked at all the different pairs of feet shifting back and forth: polished brogues, black court shoes, a pair of grubby trainers, marking their owner as either a disrespectful teenager or an arts graduate from the College. I found Aunt Effie sitting on