Girl in Danger by Leigh Russell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When an anonymous source promises her a scoop, Lucy can’t resist the chance to make her name. The deeply unsettling meeting with her informant indicates that there may be more at stake than she’d suspected. Returning home with questions instead of answers, Lucy finds her apartment ransacked and Nina gone. Lucy knows her friend is in danger, but the police are unwilling to help. When her informant is found dead, she realises she may be next. Lucy has something the killer wants and he’ll do anything to get it back…
Leigh Russell is a prolific author and this is the second book in the new Lucy Hall series. I like the slower pace of these novels, which offer a good old fashioned mystery that Lucy has to unravel. There are shocking scenes and at times brutality, but the pace is less frenetic and more considerate. I loved the descriptions of Paris which came alive as a city full of light, but one that is not without its darker side.