YOU CAN RUN FROM YOUR PAST. BUT YOU CAN’T RUN FROM MURDER.
The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners.
With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused when the Hate Crimes Unit is summoned to the scene. Until they discover that the victim, Corinne Sawyer, was born Colin Sawyer.
Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting trans women stepped up their campaign of violence? With tensions running high, and the force coming under national scrutiny, this is a complex case and any mistake made could be fatal…
This is the fourth book in Eva Dolan’s Zigic & Ferreira series, set in and around Peterborough. Corinne’s body was found in Ferry Meadows (been there!) and the Hate Crimes Unit need to find her killer. Was the murderer a family member, or was the attack related to the recent spate of hate crimes against the trans community?
In Watch Her Disappear, Dolan entwines a murder mystery with an exploration of the effects changing genders can have on a family, with husband/father Colin having become wife/mother, Corinne. The author doesn’t shy away from sensitive subject matter, and has a reputation for addressing such with her own sensitivity and skill, which has been noticed by the Scottish Godfather of Crime Fiction, Ian Rankin: “Another writer, Eva Dolan, does very similar things with social issues. I love all these young writers, these young whippersnappers.”
Mr Rankin has good reason to love Eva Dolan. Her writing style is great: easy to read with story lines that pull you along. Although this is Zigic & Ferreira book 4, there is no problem with reading it as a standalone; no prior knowledge of the characters is necessary.
Watch Her Disappear will hit the shelves on Thursday 26th January 2017. Thanks to Harvill Secker for sending me this advance reader copy.