Penhale Wood by Julia Thompson. Published by Midnight Ink

Police detective Rob McIntyre has journeyed from Cornwall to London to celebrate Christmas with his brother, but he’s not feeling the holiday spirit as he’s mourning the end of the marriage. He’s shocked when he answers a knock at the door only to find the mother of a murdered child on whose case he’d been lead detective. The family’s nanny disappeared with the child a year earlier, shortly after, the child’s body was found, but the nanny, Karen Peterson has never been caught. Now, the mother, Iris, has come to ask him help her solve the case and bring the killer to justice. Rob was a difficult character to warm up to, he seemed much more interested in wallowing in his broken marriage than helping Iris, at least initially.  All in all, this is a well written British police procedural, even if the characters seemed a bit lacking in emotion

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