A Question of Identity

A Question of Identity

Book - 2013
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A cruel and strange murder confronts detective Simon Serrailler in the seventh novel in this highly successful crime series. Lafferton is struggling through a bitter winter. The biggest worry the elderly have is how to keep warm, until 82-year-old Doris Upcott is found strangled in her home, followed by the deaths of two other residents of the same sheltered housing complex. Each time, the murderer has left a unique signature at the same crime scene, which should help DCS Simon Serrailler, desperate to identify him before he kills again.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, c2013.
ISBN: 9780307363022
Characteristics: 354 pages ;,24 cm.


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Dec 14, 2017

Although they work beautifully as mysteries, Susan Hill’s Serrailler books are literature. I wish there were a hundred of them.

Mar 15, 2017

A "crime novel" spoiled, for me, by romance.

Jul 27, 2013

It helps to read the Lafferton books in order, since the family subplot is ongoing from book to book. I like the two elements intertwined: personal + the latest crime to be solved.

May 19, 2013

Engrossing thriller. It takes a few chapters to get into it but the ending & identity of the murderer will make your jaw drop. Lots of changes in store for Simon, Cat & the whole clan.

Jan 21, 2013

I love the stories about the Serraileur family - it adds a lot of interest for me. These books are more than just mysteries.

akarenina Nov 19, 2012

Hill needs to decide if she is writing a family drama about Cat, her children and family, and hospice issues or a mystery. There is too much going on here which does not further the mystery, and even distracts from it. This is almost two separate books.

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