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The Cuckoo is a Pretty Bird Murderer? Or victim?

A violent killing. But who’s the real victim?

DCI Ted Darling is called to a suspicious death. His prime suspect is a young woman with special needs, daughter of a local councillor with an axe to grind.

Further investigation reveals a cynical crime, new to Ted and his team. They’ll need to work with officers from Drugs, up against dangerous and hardened criminals.

In the midst of it, Ted has to support his partner, Trevor, as he’s interviewed about a historic sexual assault case in which he was a victim.

Can Ted, for once, put his marriage above being a police officer, as Trev asks him to?

Or will the case drive a wedge between them?

Another gripping crime thriller in the popular Ted Darling Crime Series. \’Outstanding reads of the year 2019\’ (

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