Isabelle Grey

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Shot Through The Heart

book | Fiction | Mar 2016
UK & Comm → Quercus (Ed. Jane Wood)

Who can you turn to, if not the police?

Essex, Christmas Day. As the residents of a small town enjoy their mince pies, shots ring out in the street. Five people are gunned down before the lone shooter turns his weapon on himself.

Grace Fisher, now Detective Inspector, is tasked with making some sense of this atrocity – all the more sensitive because the first of the victims was one of their own, a police officer. The case throws her back together with crime reporter Ivo Sweatman, but as she investigates it becomes clear that the police connection goes much deeper than she thought.

As the evidence of corruption grows and she is obstructed at every turn, Grace knows she is walking further into danger. Then, her young key witness disappears . . .

What far-reaching compromises will Grace have to make to safeguard the innocent?


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Isabelle Grey has already distinguished herself with a series of police procedurals that combines attention to detail with compassionate intelligence. … Female detectives often feel isolated in crime fiction, but Grey’s latest novel looks beyond sexism to a toxic male culture that has existed for decades.

The Sunday Times

Shot Through the Heart demonstrates that Isabelle Grey has all the command as a crime novelist that she has channelled as a television writer

The Independent

…this is an unusual police procedural. It is beautifully written, full of interesting insights, and atmospherically set…

The Literary Review

Full of well-handled forensics and the brooding atmosphere of the Essex coast, this is an impressive second episode in a very promising series

Mail on Sunday

Isabelle Grey … explores the dangerous consequences of vengeance and tribal loyalties … As always, Grey’s research is impeccable, her writing is crisp, and her understanding of human distress adds depth to an excellent police procedural.

Book Oxygen

The best procedural thriller I’ve had the pleasure to read in ages… We also see the police at their best – and worst.

Crime Review

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