This is the second book in Sophie Hannah’s Spilling CID series. I read the first one, Little Face in April last year. Since then I’ve been collecting them from the charity shop as they came in. I’ve had them all except this one for most of the year!
It was annoying having to wait so long between reading book 1 and book 2 but I soon got back into it and started enjoying the characters again.
Hurting Distance centres on Naomi Jenkins and her married lover, Robert. Naomi and Robert have been meeting in secret every Thursday for nearly a year.
When reliable Robert doesn’t turn up to their weekly date, Naomi gets worried and is convinced something has happened to him.
I have to warn you that this is a story about rape and has some fairly upsetting scenes described. I’m not a victim/survivor and I found it hard to read in places.
Here’s the blurb:
Three years ago, something terrible happened to Naomi Jenkins – she told nobody. Now she has another secret – the man she has fallen in love with, unhappily married Robert Haworth. When he vanishes, Naomi knows he must have come to harm. But the police are less convinced, particularly when Robert’s wife insists he’s not missing.
It was quite well written and has kept me wanting to read the next book in the series. I want to find out how Detective Charlie Zailer will move on after everything that happened at the end of the book.