Krystyna Green’s choice for the Friday Read this week is Drowning Not Waving by Kate Evans.
Who doesn’t love a British police procedural set on the coast – think Broadchurch, think Whitstable Pearl… and now can I introduce you to DC Donna Morris, who is based in Scarborough, a seaside town in North Yorkshire. Fittingly enough, the body that is pulled from the harbour thrusts Donna into the heart of the local fishing community. Not only are they a tightly-knit bunch, they are also tight-lipped and are not giving away any secrets or histories of revenge to a newcomer.
There is just such a strong sense of place in this wonderful novel. Kate is an assured new voice in crime fiction; she was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger a while back and it’s a joy to discover her now. So, if you fancy a trip to the seaside this weekend, in print at least, look no further than Scarborough!