The Coldest Blood.
Phillip Dryden is a reporter for a small town in the Cambridgeshire Fens. When Declan McIlroy's body is found, the police rule it suicide, but Dryden finds the verdict curious and does some investigating on his own.
When Declan's best friend also turns up dead, Dryden is determined to discover the reason. At the same time, Dryden is also investigating allegations of abuse concerning a Catholic orphanage.
Twist after twist in this novel, including the fact that Dryden's wife appears to be emerging from years in a coma...
Fiction. Mystery. 2007. 342 pages.