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By M Hall

Whilst legal professional, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet lifestyles and area to get over a annoying divorce, however the workplace she inherits from the lately deceased Harry Marshall comprises overlooked records hiding darkish secrets and techniques and a path of buried facts. may possibly the tragic loss of life in custody of a tender boy be associated with the obvious suicide of a teenage prostitute and the destiny of Marshall himself? Jenny's interest is aroused. Why used to be Marshall behaving so unusually ahead of he died? What injustice used to be he making plans to discover? And what prompted his abrupt switch of middle? within the face of robust and sinister forces made up our minds to maintain either the reality hidden and the challenging coroner in payment, Jenny embarks on a lonely and hazardous one-woman campaign for justice which threatens not just her profession but additionally her sanity.

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He was taking statements from the staff at Portshead, the prison escort service, the Youth Offending Team, and then he pushed the whole thing through in a day. ' It was Jenny's turn to pause for thought, acutely aware that anything she said was in danger of appearing in this evening's paper. She tried to change the subject. ' 'A source. ' 'I've been in close contact with Mrs Wills since Danny died. Marshall promised her no stone would be left unturned. He was giving her regular updates until three days before the full hearing.

There was a brief pause on the line. ' Jenny sensed she was being drawn into something. 'I'm afraid I don't know any more than you do, but if the GP was satisfied as to his cause of death—' 'How could he have been? Marshall only had mild angina. ' 'I've just taken over here. ' Tara Collins trailed off. Jenny waited for her to continue. 'Marshall was a busy man before the inquest. He was taking statements from the staff at Portshead, the prison escort service, the Youth Offending Team, and then he pushed the whole thing through in a day.

96 CHAPTER FOURTEEN.. 105 CHAPTER FIFTEEN.. 108 CHAPTER SIXTEEN.. 114 CHAPTER SEVENTEEN.. 122 CHAPTER EIGHTEEN.. 134 CHAPTER NINETEEN.. 144 CHAPTER TWENTY.. 151 CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE.. 155 CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO.. 161 CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE.. 167 CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR.. 175 CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE.. 181 CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX.. 186 CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN.. 197 CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT. 207 EPILOGUE.. 209 PROLOGUE The first dead body Jenny ever saw was her grandfather's. She had watched her grandmother, sobbing into a folded handkerchief, draw the lids down over his empty eyes and then, as her mother reached out to comfort her, sharply push the proffered hand away.

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