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Grey in the Dark (Gethin Grey #2) (Paperback)
Too many people loved Kelly Rowland. One of them killed her, but was it the man in prison for her murder? Gethin Grey and the Last Resort Legals team investigate another miscarriage of justice, taking them from post-industrial dereliction of the South Wales Valleys to the gated communities of the Cardiff docklands.
Gethin Grey is back in the game. His wife may have left him and he's struggling with life as a single father, but now he's got his biggest case in years. The brutal murder of a young woman called Kelly Rowland has been the talk of the South Wales valleys. Even the conviction of a neighbor, a builder called Morgan Hopkins, failed to stop the gossip. There were too many other suspects still around, among them a pair of coppers: brother and sister.
So Gethin was delighted when Morgan's family stumped up the money to pay him and his Last Resort Legals team to reinvestigate the case. But when a new lead takes him undercover into a support group for recovering addicts, Gethin has to confront his own demons.
Moving from the former mining towns of the valleys to the shiny new waterfront developments of Cardiff, taking in adult puppet shows and piercing parlors, derelict mines and country clubs, Grey In The Dark lays bare a world in which sex and money collide and everyone has their secrets.
About the Author
John Lincoln is the transparent pseudonym of John Williams, the novelist, biographer and crime fiction reviewer for the Mail on Sunday. In his twenties John Williams wrote a book called Into The Badlands, about American crime fiction (‘John Williams's Into the Badlands opened up the world of American crime fiction for me and a generation’ – David Peace). His true crime account of a notorious miscarriage of justice, Bloody Valentine, is a cult classic, described by Benjamin Zephaniah as his favorite book. Since then he’s written eight more books including the Cardiff Trilogy of novels and biographies of Michael X., Shirley Bassey and Eartha Kitt.
PRAISE FOR FADE TO GREY
'Lincoln has created a quirkily conflicted protagonist and a narrative that keeps tension and incident satisfyingly to the fore, with Cardiff as darkly minatory a city as Rankin's Edinburgh' - Financial Times
'A clever, witty plot, Grey and his Last Resort Legal staff are fetching characters and it's a delight to read' - Times
'This is not to be missed' - Daily Mail
'A strong cast coupled with slick writing and plenty of action gets what promises to be an excellent series off to a flying start’ – Guardian