The Sacrificial Man – Ruth Dugdall (Cate Austin Book 2) – Genre – Crime / Police
Blurb: What I want to say is that suicide is my choice. No-one else is to blame. Man seeks beautiful woman for the journey of a lifetime: Will you help me to die?
When Probation Officer Cate Austin is given her new assignment, she faces the highest-profile case of her career. Alice Mariani is charged with assisted suicide and Cate must recommend a sentence. Alice insists her story is one of misinterpreted love, forcing those around her to analyze their own lives. Who is to decide what is normal, and when does loyalty turn to obsession? Investigating the loophole that lies between murder and euthanasia, Cate must now meet the woman who agreed to comply with her lover’s final request. Shocking revelations expose bitter truths that can no longer be ignored.
My Review: In The Sacrificial Man we meet up with Cate Austin the probation officer who is assigned to write a pre-sentancing report on Alice who has pleaded guilty to assisting with the suicide of her lover. Another extremely uncomfortable storyline which has been dealt with in a manner that doesn’t sensationalise a really disturbing subject matter, but allows to reader to feel for the characters Ruth Dugdall creates.
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Books in Series:
- The Woman Before Me
- The Sacrificial Man
- Humber Boy B
- Nowhere Girl