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Questioning of the neighbors reveals two older ladies who used to help take care of Oscar: Ex-schoolteacher Edna is dying of cancer and Lily is suffering from a dementia-like illness. Detective Sargeant Adam Tyler, a cold case investigator, is reluctantly partnered with newly promoted Amina Rabbani. Set in and around Sheffield, England, this debut novel introduces a unique and somewhat unusual team of police officers. There's a delightful ambiguity about their reliability that must have been a nightmare to work with.

I know I for one will be looking out for more from Russ Thomas, and I sincerely hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of DS Adam Tyler. It was good to 'feel' the city of Sheffield within the pages and especially the occasional nods to special places (yeah, I mean the Red Deer). the book was fine, it's just I wasn't really gripped by the book, and didn't really care what happened to the main characters. The writing is excellent, the plot is tight and well crafted, the characters are terrific, and the double mystery (two murders and an arson case that may or may not be related) kept me guessing until the end (as usual, I didn’t see the end coming). Firewatching besides being Russ Thomas’ debut thriller it is also the introduction to a new crime fighting detective, DS Adam Tyler.The deduction made by the other officer was elementary, and should have been obvious to the protagonist.

That leads us to DI Jim Doggett the lead and Constable Amina Rabbani, whom Tyler is responsible for, after a year of her trying to get into CID she’s finally on her first case. It was clear from the very beginning that the book is well-written and has a great cast of interesting and well-developed characters. Lead character DS Adam Tyler works on the Cold Case Review Team for South Yorkshire police, well to be fair he is the review team.There’s also a second point-of-view character in the shape of Lily, an elderly woman with more links to the dead body than it first appears. His son Oscar inherits at age 21 and builders knock down the walls in the cellar of Gerald's old burned out mansion. From slightly odd Sally Ann and hard on the exterior DI Jim Doggett, to the apparently eccentric elderly pair of ladies Edna and Lily. They soon discover that the body was bricked up behind a basement wall while still alive – some six months before the fire that damaged the dwelling.

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