White Lies Deadly Lies
When Doug Mullen rescues a mother and daughter from a multiple car-crash on the M40 near Oxford, a video taken by an onlooker briefly turns him into a reluctant hero. But public exposure via the Internet brings its own problems. There is no accounting for who will see you and what that may lead on to.
Mullen is a private detective, house-sitter and reluctant dog-sitter. He is also a bit of a soft touch when he encounters damsels in distress. While trying to support the damaged Natalie Swan and her rebellious daughter Ellie, he finds himself a man in demand. A missing refugee, threatening letters and an unexpected death are just the beginning. As Mullen tries to meet the needs of all those asking for his help, he - and his westiepoodle Rex - swiftly finds himself sucked into a web of deceit and murder.
There are lies to be uncovered and the truth to be found, but sometimes it is hard to know which is better.
This is the sixth of Peter Tickler's highly praised Oxford crime novels and the second featuring Doug Mullen (the first is Dead in the Water).
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" A rewarding adventure with a sufficiently complex plot and a satisfying amount of surprise. If you're a fan of crime fiction, or are keen to sample the talents of the Oxfordshire county's many guises of artists, then I would urge you not to miss this. "
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Reviewed By: Daily Information Oxford