The Coroner

The Coroner

Book - 2009
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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.

Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780330475037
0330475037
Characteristics: 455 p

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Sansha
May 29, 2014

I loved this book. So excited to find it is the first in a series, hope the rest are as good. A combination of detective work, forensics, coroner's inquest, graft and corruption. Who is not telling the truth?

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mayfairlady Jul 05, 2010

’m a Coroner. I spend my life laying things to rest . . .

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