Bitter Fruits, Alice Clark-Platts

Bitter Fruits opening line: The body was found in the icy coffin of the weir.

Bitter Fruits
Bitter Fruits

Detective Inspector Erica Martin has just moved to Durham, a university city south of Newcastle. Her first case in her new job is to discover who murdered Emily Brabents. And while she goes about this, she unearths various levels of lewd behaviour and unhealthy relationships. Is the instant confession genuine, or is it just a plea from a very lonely young man?

The book is written from Erica’s perspective and includes emails from Daniel Shepherd, a student at one of the universities who it totally smitten with Emily. The emails are written with a slightly feminine voice, and this provides an ending you would not imagine but that is totally believable.

First published by Michael Joseph in 2015

ISBN 978-0-718-18151-2

Paperback – 438 pages

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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5 thoughts on “Bitter Fruits, Alice Clark-Platts

  1. Sounds like a great book Tandy, I love a great ending.
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    1. This one has an ending that will surprise 🙂

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  2. Thank you so much for a great book recommendation. I like criminal books and I will definitely check the one you liked! 🙂 Do you like romance books?

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    1. I enjoy romance books, as long as they are not the run of the mill type of romance 🙂

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