By Jo Smedley
we're by no means too previous to determine the reality…
Irene Franks is a pensioner, who fancies herself to be just a little a sleuth.
Ruth Sinclair is a bored younger housewife and remain at domestic mom to her little one daughter Lillian.
They meet at some point whilst Irene jumps in a frozen pond to rescue a puppy, and Ruth takes her again to her condominium to hot up.
Soon, an not going friendship develops, and the subsequent factor you recognize Irene and Ruth are jogging round a criminal offense scene…and knowing issues even the police missed.
When an area lady named Lesley Cooper is murdered, Irene units out to end up that the victim’s ex-husband, Russ, isn't the perpetrator.
The pair ensure Russ has been dwelling within the attic of his former domestic, simply above the place the homicide happened.
Following the homicide he panicked and moved to the attic of the apartment round the corner, that's the place Irene and Ruth locate him.
They persuade him to show himself into the police, then set approximately proving he's not the killer.
Soon they realize Lesley’s personal father, Geoff Allenby, disappeared two decades past, and is presumed lifeless.
Irene is confident the circumstances are attached, and units approximately to turn out it, it doesn't matter what it takes.
Their seek will take them to a women’s curler derby league, in addition to gathering for charity with Irene dressed as a vicar, gate-crashing a funeral, and result in Ruth making use of for a role at Lesley’s outdated corporation, the place her long-gone father occurred to paintings in addition.
It’s a pleasant holiday from the boredom of being a housewife for Ruth, yet what number lies will she need to inform her husband Lucus?
And will they get stuck?
The lacking Witness combines suspenseful secret and an not going partnership that with continue you hooked until eventually the very finish.
Praise for Jo Smedley
‘Unforgettably suspenseful’ – Thomas Waugh
Jo Smedley is healthier often called an writer of homicide secret video games at Red Herring Games. this can be her first in a chain of homicide secret novels set in her domestic city of Grimsby.