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Girl on the Line by Alice Vinten: Welcome to London. Population: 8.7million. And it's your job to keep them safe.
A no-holds-barred account of life on the front line of policing, On the Line follows PC Alice Hearn throughout ten years in the Met, from rookie to constable. As she deals with violent criminals, heart-breaking domestic situations, petty crime, life, death, and everything in between, she builds up a portrait of a living, complex city, and what it means to look after it.
Lost Lives by Lisa Cutts: After a late-night shooting takes place in a rough neighbourhood in East Rise, DI Harry Powell attends the scene. The victim is not fatally injured, but clearly terrified he refuses to talk.
When a tip leads Harry to suspect the victim is involved with human traffickers, he realises that countless lives are at risk and that the people he’s after are more dangerous than he first thought.
With time running out and their witness becoming more hostile, Harry must push his already-overstretched team to the limits to get the information he needs. But for DI Harry Powell, solving the case might come at a terrible price...
Truth and Lies by Caroline Mitchell: Meet Amy Winter: Detective Inspector, daughter of a serial killer.
DI Amy Winter is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her highly respected police officer father. But when a letter arrives from the prison cell of Lillian Grimes, one half of a notorious husband-and-wife serial-killer team, it contains a revelation that will tear her life apart.
Responsible for a string of heinous killings decades ago, Lillian is pure evil. A psychopathic murderer. And Amy’s biological mother. Now, she is ready to reveal the location of three of her victims—but only if Amy plays along with her twisted game.
While her fellow detectives frantically search for a young girl taken from her mother’s doorstep, Amy must confront her own dark past. Haunted by blurred memories of a sister who sacrificed herself to save her, Amy faces a race against time to uncover the missing bodies.
But what if, from behind bars, Grimes has been pulling the strings even tighter than Amy thought? And can she overcome her demons to prevent another murder?