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BOOK REVIEW: WATER LIKE A STONE
BY DEBORAH CROMBIE

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Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his live-in girlfriend, Gemma, their children Kit and Toby and two dogs, take a trip to Cheshire to spend the Christmas holidays with his parents. Duncan had never met Gemma's parents but adopted them as if they were his own family. Gemma, on the other hand, had met Duncan's mother once and meeting her again was like facing a "root canal".

Their visit did not turn out to be all fun and relaxation. Duncan's sister, Juliet, is doing some remodeling and she happens to find the remains of an infant's body interred in the wall of an old dairy barn. There is also an abundance of tension between Juliet and her husband. She knows only too well what he is doing. There was also a recent drowning of Peter Llewellyn, who was a school mate of Lally, Kit's cousin. Are these two deaths related?

When the body of former social worker, Annie Lebow is found, Kincaid decides that he must get involved and help in the investigation. It is very possible that all these deaths are linked. As Kincaid gets more into the investigation, he discovers many secrets in this very nice town.

Is Duncan Kincaid able to link all these deaths with each other and solve the case?

Water Like A Stone is by far Deborah Crombie's best book yet. She writes a book adding pieces of the puzzle a little at a time and it is up to the reader to put it together. Even though Deborah Crombie is an American writer, she does such an excellent job with the British mystery. This is a stand-alone book - you really don't have to read any previous book before you read this one. However, once you read this one you might want to go back and read some of Deborah Crombie's other books. Do yourself a favor and read this book. It is highly recommended.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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