Close Her Eyes (Inspector Luke Thanet, Bk 4)
Close Her Eyes - Inspector Luke Thanet, Bk 4 Author:Dorothy Simpson With Inspector Luke Thanet and his self-deprecating sidekick, Sergeant Lineham the tension between appearance and reality to underscore the sordid truths of dysfunctional family life. — Fifteen-year-old Charity Pritchard apparently hasn't had much of a life. Her parents are strict religious fundamentalists who deny her simple teenage pleasure... more »s such as jeans or makeup. When Charity's body is found in a back alley, Thanet begins an investigation that brings to light the dark details of her unhappy, secret life, piece by tantalizing piece.« less
British police procedural featuring Inspector Luke Thanet. This is the fourth book in the series, but it's not necessary to read them in order.
15 year old Charity Pritchard is found dead in an alley near her home. When Thanet and his less than confident assistant Sergeant Lineham begin to investigate they find quite an unusual cast of characters. Charity and her family belong to a very strict fundamentalist religious group who deny their members things such as jeans and make-up. Well, Charity being a bit rebellious decides to venture into this teen world. Thant sets out to find out of this form of extreme parental repressiveness is what lead to Charity's death.
This book kept me drawn in until the end. Thanet's character thinks outloud so you are brought along through his thought process and not left with an unlikely surprise. Thought I had it figured out early, and then began to question myself. Good use of characters and quirky personalities. Very much in the Agatha Christie realm.