A Change of Circumstance: Discover the million-copy bestselling Simon Serrailler series (Simon Serrailler, 11)

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A Change of Circumstance: Discover the million-copy bestselling Simon Serrailler series (Simon Serrailler, 11)

A Change of Circumstance: Discover the million-copy bestselling Simon Serrailler series (Simon Serrailler, 11)

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In the usual style everyone has something alcoholic in their hand at every opportunity and there is plenty of pain and suffering of a character we have become invested in. A heroin overdose of a young man in a rundown flat above a Chinese pharmacy in Starly leads Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Serrailler and his team into a county lines inquiry. Serrailler relishes his niece's fabulous new job and the glow of the excitement that shone on her face as she relayed her news to the family.

The crime is laid out, so there's no spoilers in place by saying if you've read Oliver Twist, you've read this story before, only better in that book, because this crime is an homage to that. And it is pretty much inevitable if the main characters of your novel are a doctor and a police officer in a rural community. If you are not sure what a change of circumstance is you must contact the Benefits section immediately. When you have received your first wage slips you will need to send them to the Benefit office if they are different from the first proof you provided. This time around we also get a bit of Cat's children, mostly Sam, a young man still trying to find what his life's work should be, while navigating a romance that has clearly gotten by him.

Hill’s Serrailler novels are always a delight to read, thoroughly grounded in the town of Lafferton with familiar characters and landmarks set against beautiful countryside. In terms of the plotting and pace, as well, County Lines is a problem with no real solution, no real chance of a resolution, and the narrative meandered a little as a result – but then Hill does often meander in this series and that is part of their charm. Her hometown was later referred to in her novel A Change for the Better (1969) and some short stories especially "Cockles and Mussels". The book ends without as much of a resolution as I expected and kept me hanging on for more – looking forward to the next already. Series fans will enjoy catching up with Serrailler and company, but this isn’t the place to start for newcomers.

An apparent heroin overdose draws the police’s attention to the problem more forcibly, and we also get the stories of a two young people who are drawn into the network as couriers and their suffering as a result. In conclusion, whilst raising a real and challenging social issue, as a narrative, this was a pleasant, unchallenging and comfortable read. It's a superb story and I'd have read it through in one sitting if I could have: I couldn't wait to see how it all worked out. It’s a harsh winter in Lafferton, and with struggles both at home and on the job, DCS Serrailler soon learns that even the familiar can hold shocking surprises . Simon's personal life just doesn't interest me much any more , especially his miraculous volte face at the end - but there's more than enough good stuff here to keep Hill in the game.Susan Hill likes to ring the changes in her Lafferton series with a different type of criminal activity, as well as fresh developments in the ongoing Serrailler family saga, in each new instalment.

Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. It’s an odd ending to the drugs case, almost as if a television drama stopped five minutes before the end. It's always difficult to know what will happen next in the romance department, but at least he gets some joy finding the culprits. I missed whatever backstory there might be with Rachel, but the fact that she is - of course - beautiful, brilliant, successful, and rich is just over the top romance novel stuff. He was a bouncer in a nightclub: they managed reasonably well on his income but they were never flush with money.Plus there was a (somewhat bizarre) shoutout for Mick Herron’s Slough House series, which are possibly my favourite books. The representation of the working classes and of non-white characters has always struck me as a little cliched and one-dimensional at best. By purchasing the item from Charlies Chapters Ltd you agree that you are happy to receive a revised edition. This and the everyday family dramas, such as husband Chief Constable Kevin Bright's leg injury, worries over their dog Wookie, and Sam's problems, combine to leave Cat feeling exhausted. Cat, who seems to be working herself to the bone just as much as she did when she was an NHS GP, handily has a poor 'deserving' private client to focus on, whose care is funded by an anonymous donor.

I don’t know what the author is planning to do with Sam, but he’s had several novels in which to get his act together and someone needs to take him in hand. Although it makes for a good story involving two young local children and how they get embroiled, trapped in the enterprise, the grooming disturbs me far more than any outright violence would. As a teacher in a rural community, County Lines has been one of the principal child welfare concerns for about five years and probably has been the central concern for policing for so long that Serrailler seems a fair way behind the times and out-of-date. The play adapted from her famous ghost novel, The Woman in Black, has been running in the West End since 1989.I wasn’t so sure about the veracity of some of the police procedure but the stories of Brookie and Olivia feel real enough, both children from fractured families pulled into crime by lies and bribes. Simon is still on his own but getting restless, not with his police work but with his personal life. The fastest, easiest and most secure way to report a change is by using our Electronic Change in Circumstances facility. They are not truly crime or detective novels, in my opinion, more slices of domestic life or a soap opera in which the main character – Simon – is by coincidence a police officer.

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