Under a Dark Cloud: A compulsive British detective crime thriller by Louisa Scarr
Early one morning, DS Robin Butler is summoned to a crime scene. Not as a policeman, but as best friend to renowned meteorologist, Dr Finn Mason. The morning after studying an enormous storm, Finn has locked himself in a van. Bloodied, confused, and with no memory of how he came to be there. And alongside him - a dead body.
Butler sets out to prove Finn's innocence, his friend now accused of murder. Meanwhile, DC Freya West is struggling to cope. She has been plagued by nightmares since the events of nine months ago. Freya assists her boss on his quest to clear Finn's name, but while Butler becomes increasingly desperate to help his boyhood friend, Freya is crumbling under the weight of the secrets she is keeping.
As the past threatens to consume them both, do both detectives stand to lose more than they can bear?
A tense and atmospheric police procedural from the author of the unforgettable Last Place You Look.Praise for Under a Dark Cloud
'A coiled and wholly satisfying mystery, elevated by melancholic piquancy. The authentic police thrills and teasing dynamics of the characters are handled with the same elegance as the rueful climax, which long after the book is closed still feels perfect and inevitable.' Dominic Nolan
'Once again Louisa Scarr has created a thoroughly believable world in which to set a brilliantly compulsive story. The characters are so well-drawn that it's a pleasure to spend time with them, and I can't wait for number three!' Alison Belsham
'A must read for fans of U.K. Crime Fiction. A fast paced addictive story. A locked room murder with an original twist' NetGalley review
'I absolutely loved this!' NetGalley Review
'After reading the first book in this series I was looking forward to seeing what this one brought for Robin and Freya. I was not disappointed... Both cases they are working on are difficult ones, and are written very well. I look forward to seeing what the author brings us next.' NetGalley Review
'I read this very happily in two sessions and am await more in the series. Well worth reading!' NetGalley Review
'Great premise. Well written. A page turner. Plenty of suspense to keep me guessing .The ending leaving everything tied up left me satisfied. Definitely will read her next offering.' NetGalley Review