Beyond Reach

Beyond Reach

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A young couple are mown down in a hit and run incident. The girl is badly injured, the boy dies on the way to hospital. According to the sole witness the boy was in the middle of the road giving the approaching car the finger. Operation Melody is launched with DI Faraday at the helm.

And reveals a mother driven to desperation by the attacks on her son . . . and a link to a terrible crime from the early 80s that the victim does not want investigated. The investigation will rip apart a happy family but the high-ups are desperate for their 'Cold Cases' to be cleared up. Whatever the cost.

And round it all circles ex-DC Paul Winter who has his own reasons for keeping the lid on an old crime.

Publisher: London : Orion, 2010.
ISBN: 9781409101215
1409101215
9781409101222
Characteristics: 320 p. ;,24 cm.

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ljhwinter Sep 14, 2011

Unfortunately, the plot description is inaccurate; there is only one hit and run victim. The several sub-plots do come together, but as in real life there are no cut and dried 'happy endings' and it leaves the reader vaguely unsettled. Perhaps there has been more character development in previous stories featuring Faraday and Winter; I will give Hurley's work another try.

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dougsl
Jun 08, 2010

Not sure what to make of this latest story in the D/I Faraday series. I like Joe Faraday but Hurley has continually cut his time down in the stories while giving Paul Winter more. The Winter character and his crime boss Bazza Mackenzie are quite distracting and nowhere near as interesting as Faraday. In fact I find myself speeding through their parts. The result in this story for me is that the plot was predictable and lame at the best of times. The fake kidnapping that is yawned away and the obvious perpetrator in the cold case made for a Hurley book that was not up to par for him.

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