Bitter Fruits opening line: The body was found in the icy coffin of the weir.
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
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.
What I blogged September 27:
- two years ago – Pastel De Tres Leches | Three Milk Cake
- three years ago – ClemenGold, Lime And Ginger Marmalade
- four years ago – Secret Santa
- five years ago – Ristorante Imaestri, Sienna