Water Like A Stone

Water Like A Stone

Book - 2008
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In the aftermath of a teenager's drowning in a Cheshire countryside canal, Scotland Yard detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James investigate strange connections between the victim and two past murder cases.
Publisher: New York, NY : Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2008
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780060525286
Branch Call Number: CROMBIE
Characteristics: x, 397 pages : map ; 17 cm

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rb3221 Nov 29, 2017

Another well written suspenseful novel with a great plot and some complicated relationships. As well there is some family tension as Kincaid and James and the kids holiday in Kincaid's home town and we meet his parents, his sister and her husband and their kids. More family connections are made thereby giving the novel an added and welcome depth. Well worth reading and recommended.

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areskingdom
Dec 21, 2014

The author lives in Texas (although she once lived in England). I had the impression that she used every stereotyped UK expression, word and phrase perhaps listed in a reference somewhere. I really don't think our friends across the pond talk like that too much anymore; however, I haven't been there so maybe they do.
There was a news article just this weekend with occurrences similar to parts of this story (of course, written many years ago.)

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lpreston214
Apr 25, 2013

As in her last installment in this series, Crombie takes several seemingly unrelated crimes/events and eventually brings everything together. Good mystery and good stuff with the recurring characters as we meet Duncan's family. Kit also figures prominently in the story.

B2K2rEaD Jan 06, 2013

Difficult to get with, especially as the First Crombie book that I read.
Once in, different story - hard to put down especially as the story evolved.
Looking foreward to reading more Gemma & Kincaid !

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miaone
Oct 08, 2012

Engrossing, tense, heartbreaking.

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memartel
Mar 20, 2010

usual terse style
excellent characterization, development of family group
enjoyable mystery

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