Cover art is Copyright © 2012 Sean Campbell, design by Nadica Boskovska
With suspicion clouding her judgement, it was often hard to be sufficiently empathetic.
The news clearly came as a shock. Mrs Sugden just sat there, silent. A tear rolled down her cheek.
It was her sister who broke the silence.
"How did Peter die?"
Hayley paused. It was an odd situation. She had dealt with murder victims, accidental deaths and even cot deaths in the past. Death by self defence was not in her repertoire of expertise.
"He drowned in the river Thames. I'm ever so sorry." It was the truth. The widow didn't need to know the specifics of how he ended up in the river.