Lost River

Lost River

Book - 2010
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A May Bank Holiday in the Peak District is ruined when an eight year-old girl drowns among crowds of visitors in the tourist hotspot of Dovedale. For Detective Constable Ben Cooper - a helpless witness - the incident is not only traumatic, but it leads him to become involved in the tangled lives of the Neilds, the dead girl's family.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c2010.
ISBN: 9780007243488
Characteristics: 360 p. ;,24 cm.


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Feb 10, 2014

Lost River is the tenth novel in the chronologically structured Ben Cooper/Diane Fry/Derbyshire Constabulary series. At once it radically differentiates itself from its predecessors in that a great deal of what transpires is set in the menacing concrete jungle of Birmingham concomitantly inhabited by threatening lowlifes of all sorts. The rural/urban divide is front and center. Here Fry confronts and outs those who caused and continue to fuel her ever recurrent, traumatizing nightmare arising a dozen years ago. In terms of revealing Cooper's and (especially) Fry's psychological framework this is the most pivotal offering since the second book Dancing with the Virgins. Its impact is underpinned by the series being read in sequence.

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