Last to Leave

Last to Leave

The third in the Ronnie Delmar series is a murder investigation set against the background of post-Everard policing. When a young woman falls from her balcony, foul play is immediately suspected. DS Delmar has her eyes on the victim’s estranged husband, yet he seems to have the unquestioning support of her colleagues in the force, which raises its own questions. Has the clampdown on police misconduct and misogyny managed to root out all the bad apples, or have they gone underground? If you enforce the law, doesn’t that make you in the best position to break it? How do we and how should we manage that as a society?

Helen Fields said of Last to Leave 'Tense and timely, Martin asks the questions on everyone's lips right now, about policing and violence, secrets and lies. This is a belter of a book, that's as gripping as it is chilling.' But you can be the judge of that – order a copy by clicking here…

‘Tight writing and an engaging narrative with great depth of characters. Martin’s writing just keeps getting better and better.’
Louise Mangos
, author of Strangers on a Bridge and The Art of Deception

‘A cleverly plotted, fast-paced police procedural with one of the most authentic detectives in crime fiction today - and an ending you will not see coming.’
Sarah Clarke, author of A mother never lies and The Ski Trip

‘Ronnie absolutely kicks butt. Refreshing, compulsive, with strong characters and terrific plot twists.’
DE White
, author of the Detective Dove Milson series

‘Super smart – this case will keep you guessing to the last page.’
Jacqueline Sutherland, author of The Coffin Club and Twin Truths

‘A dark, taut thriller that was utterly gripping. The suspense ratchets up with every page.’
Victoria Dowd, author of The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder

‘A satisfyingly complex contemporary police procedural that builds to a clever and convincing conclusion.’
Greg Mosse
, author of The Coming Darkness

‘Richly drawn characters, a plethora of motives and a healthy dose of paranoia. What’s not to like?’
Paul Gitsham, author of the DCI Warren Jones series

‘Tense, twisty and fast-paced, the compelling plotline and clever writing kept me guessing right up to the nail-biting finale.’
AA Chaudhuri
, author of The Final Party and She’s Mine

‘Twists, secrets and suspects galore make LAST TO LEAVE a thrilling read.’
BA Paris

‘Placing violence against women and misogyny in the police force in the heart of this story, Lucy Martin has written a compelling and complex novel. This locked room mystery kept me guessing until the end.’
Joy Kluver

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