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Cruel Tide

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<p>Cumbria. 1969</p>
<p>A gruesome discovery on the beach may just give local reporter Judith Pharaoh her first real chance to impress her editor.</p>
<p>Assisted by young DC Sam Tognarelli, Judith is dragged into a dangerous mire of corruption and deceit where truth and justice struggle to prevail.</p>
<p>Cumbrian author Ruth Sutton's first crime novel is set in England's rugged far north-west and is the first in a new series of novels featuring journalist Judith Pharoah and builds on some of the settings and characters contained in her previous trilogy Between the Mountains and the Sea.</p>

Kevin's Recommendation

Crime fiction is a genre I rarely venture into, but Ruth Sutton's Cumbria-set series may be my gateway.

The story nips along at a nice pace, providing plenty of information while avoiding info-dumps. The characters are likeable in their own ways and the late 60s setting is nicely done, especially the insight into the Cumbrian coastal region of that period.

I can't wait to start the sequel.

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