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Humber Boy B – Ruth Dugdall (Cate Austin Book 3)

Humber Boy B – Ruth Dugdall (Cate Austin Book 3) – Genre – Crime /Police

Blurb:  A blur in the sky, a brick no, a trainer, red falls to the water… There seems to be a scuffle… a hand grabbing at the dangling child. Then, with the awfulness of inevitability, the hanging child drops, gravity takes him.

A child is killed after falling from the Humber Bridge. Despite fleeing the scene, two young brothers are found guilty and sent to prison. Upon their release they are granted one privilege only, their anonymity.

Probation officer Cate Austin is responsible for Humber Boy B’s reintegration into society. But the general public’s anger is steadily growing, and those around her are wondering if the secret of his identity is one he actually deserves to keep.

Cate’s loyalty is challenged when she begins to discover the truth of the crime. She must ask herself if a child is capable of premeditated murder. Or is there a greater evil at play?

My Review: Another fabulous book from Ruth Dugdall and once again she tackles a controversial subject which does make for some uncomfortable reading. My emotions were all over the place ranging from horror to sadness to pity. highly recommend this book

About the Author: Ruth Dugdall was born in 1971. She holds a BA honours degree in English Literature (Warwick University) and an MA in Social Work (University of East Anglia). She qualified as a probation officer in 1996 and has worked in prison with offenders guilty of serious crimes, including stalking, rape and murder. This has informed her crime writing. Since she started writing, Ruth has won awards in several writing competitions, and has had short stories published in the Winchester Writers’ Conference and the Eva Wiggins Award anthologies.

Books in Series:

  1.  The Woman Before Me
  2. The Sacrificial Man
  3. Humber Boy B
  4. Nowhere Girl

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