The Coroner - Coroner Jenny Cooper series (Paperback)Matthew Hall (author)
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The Coroner is the first gripping installment in Matthew Hall's twice CWA Gold Dagger nominated Coroner Jenny Cooper series, from the creator of BBC One's Keeping Faith.
When those in power hide the truth, she risks everything to reveal it.
When lawyer, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence.
Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny's curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart?
In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity.
The Coroner is followed by the second book in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series, The Disappeared.
The Jenny Cooper novels have been adapted into a hit TV series, Coroner, made for CBC and NBC Universal starring Serinda Swan and Roger Cross.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 31 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition
A compelling debut * Sainsburys Magazine *
This big, well-executed debut novel by screenwriter and producer Matthew Hall has meaty characters and a chewy plot in the Lynda La Plante style * Guardian *
A brilliant, original and gripping crime novel - I can't wait for Matthew Hall's next one! -- Sophie Hannah
Unputdownable debut introducing a fantastic, feisty and convincingly flawed heroine * Woman & Home *
Congratulations to new crime fiction author Matthew Hall . . . A refreshing take on a historic office . . . Convincing and compelling * Daily Mail *
A fast paced debut thriller * The Times *
There's much to like here, including the unusual viewpoint, the strong narrative, and the solidly researched background * Spectator *
A gripping debut novel * Daily Express *
Hall's heroine is believable enough to care about, and it's good to see a novel niche being carved in the crowded realm of whodunits. Perhaps it'll do for coroners' courts what CSI did for forensic science * Observer *
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“This had me gripped!”
I have to admit that crime fiction isnt my usual taste and I bought a copy of The Coroner becuase the location of the plot is close to where I live.
I was in for a surprise! The Coroner had me gripped from beginning... More
REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK, READ IT VERY QUICKLY AND CANNOT WAIT TO READ THE OTHERS.
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