This is the first novel I have read by Susie Steiner and I enjoyed it, so it is easily possible to read as a stand-alone even though it is part of a series. This is the third one.
DI Manon Bradshaw works for Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the back drop of the Fens is close to my heart so, I could easily imagine the landscape.
The body of a migrant worker is found hanging from a tree with no indication that it is anything other than suicide. The investigation takes her into the murky underworld of migrant workers and how poorly they are treated by everyone. The novel exposes the dreadful living conditions these imported agricultural workers are subjected to. They are no more than slaves and the author does not hold back.
As the investigation continues, I began to warm to Manon and her sense of humour. There are numerous twists and turns as the gang leaders are sought.
Thank you to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK and Susie Steiner for this ARC in return for my honest review.