BENEATH THE SURFACE – a crime thriller

Denver Murphy

Editions:Kindle - First Kindle edition: £1.99
Pages: 212
Paperback - First paperback edition: £6.99
ISBN: 1676424490
Size: 5x8 in
Pages: 237

Published: 12/09/2019
Publisher: The Book Folks

A mysterious dalliance, an apparent suicide, and a female detective who shouldn’t be underestimated.

A teenage boy is found hanged in a secluded area of parkland. A consensus quickly emerges within the police that it is a tragic case of suicide. DC Ruby Knight is not so sure.

But, already in trouble with her superiors for her maverick behaviour, Ruby has trouble making her case heard. In fact, she is threatened with a transfer to another part of the force.

Exploring the boy’s background, she makes a startling discovery. But Ruby realises she must build bridges with her colleagues if anyone is to take her seriously.

If she can prove a murder has taken place, Ruby might be able to convince her superiors to allow her to stay in CID. But with the chips stacked against her, she risks returning to her old ways of rubbing people up the wrong way.

Can this young and dynamic detective stick to her guns and follow her instincts? Or will the male-dominated environment and old boys’ network prove to be too much?

BENEATH THE SURFACE is a gripping crime thriller set in St. Albans, Hertfordshire in central England. It is the third book in a series of four books charting DC Ruby Knight’s career in CID.

DENVER MURPHY is the author of the bestselling trilogy featuring cop-turned-serial killer DSI Jeffrey Brandt beginning with ONE STEP AHEAD.

Reviews:Ray Clark on Amazon wrote:

Beneath The Surafce relates the story of a teenage boy found hanged in a secluded area of parkland. The quick conclusion is that it's suicide but there's more to this isolated incident than meets they eye as the police discover: a well crafted, well written story, featuring characters that not only care about their job but each other. All in all a satisfying read and worth spending 99p on.