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NO MARK UPON HER
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery
Duncan and Gemma return in this puzzling case. A few subplots are not tied well to the main narrative, but do much to advance the characters. The villain’s motive may strain credulity, but Crombie’s descriptions and thorough characterizations make it worthwhile.
When former Olympic rowing hopeful and police officer Becca Meredith is found dead in the Thames, her scull upside down, Scotland Yard Super- intendent Duncan Kincaid is asked to take the case. While there is no dearth of suspects, Kincaid begins to suspect that Meredith had a secret — one that has ties to the Met itself — while his wife Gemma reveals an ugly secret about her own past and his supervisor pushes him to find evidence against the one person he’s sure is innocent. (MORROW, Mar., 384 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed By: Donna M. Carter
Published: March 2012