Title: Three Weeks Dead
Author(s): Rebecca Bradley
No. of pages: 81
Genre: Crime, Short Story, Mystery
Publication date: October 14th 2016
Date read: January 14th 2018
How far would you go if someone took your wife?
Especially, if you buried her a week ago.
When Jason Wells is faced with this scenario, he is confronted with the prospect of committing a crime that will have far-reaching consequences.
Can young DC Sally Poynter get through to him before he crosses that line, or does a desperate husband prove to be the case she won’t ever forget?
This is a DC Sally Poynter novella, and the prequel to Shallow Waters, the first in the DI Hannah Robbins series.
Short review, because this novella was only 81 pages long.
But in those 81 pages, a lot happened! It definitely didn’t feel like a short story. Three Weeks Dead was well thought-through, what also came back in the acknowledgments. Rebecca Bradley is a retired police detective and she asked a doctor for advice on the medical parts of the story. Lisa, Jason’s wife, didn’t just die [not a spoiler] in a car accident, but a couple of days after because of medical issues. All of this made the short story so much fuller and not boring at all!
I’m now definitely looking forward to read the rest of the DI Hannah Robbins series. This first book, she didn’t really played a big role other than being the DI of course. The main character, besides Jason Wells, was DC Sally. So, I’m eager to get to know more about Hannah Robbins!
* I got a free ecopy of this novella through Instafreebie *