The Detective's Daughter

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The Detective's Daughter

A woman follows in her father’s footsteps by taking on the murder case he never solved in life

It was the murder that shocked the nation. Thirty years ago Kate Rokesmith went walking by the river with her young son. She never came home. For three decades her case file has lain, unsolved, in the corner of an attic—until Stella Darnell, daughter of Detective Chief Superintendent Darnell, starts to clear out her father’s house after his death.


"A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot."  —Sunday Times

"This book has a clever mystery plot—but its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable, and in its setting in a real West London street, exactly described."  —Literary Review

"A cerebral thriller, The Detective's Daughter evokes chills from more than just the frigid winter nights…" --Foreword Reviews Magazine, December 2015 issue.

About the Author

Lesley Thomson is the author of A Kind of Vanishing, which won the People's Book Prize.

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