Scotland Yard Superintendent Duncan Kincaid and his wife,
Inspector Gemma James are enjoying a holiday built around
their THIRD wedding to each other with their combined
families when Duncan receives a phone call from his boss
ordering him to look into a missing persons investigation.
The missing person, Rebecca Meredith, hopes to become an
Olympic rower and has been training on her own for a while.
She's also a detective with the Met. It seems that Becca had
gone out rowing the night before and hasn't been seen or
heard from since.
Gemma is still on leave in order to take care of her young
son, Toby, Duncan's 14 year old son, Kit, and their new
foster girl, 2 year old Charlotte. So she drives herself and
the children home while Duncan stops off to officially check
into the situation. There's already a Search and Rescue team
in place with their search dogs looking for Becca.
When Becca is found, it's not the happy ending everyone was
hoping for. She's discovered in a river underneath her
capsized Filippi rowing boat, and it's been determined that
she's been dead for several hours. As the evidence is
collected, it's clear that Becca didn't simply have an
accident. She was murdered in a most terrifying manner.
It turns out that there's no shortage of suspects because,
while Becca was very well respected and even liked by many,
she could also be quite cold and hard in her dealings with
people and when it came to getting something she wanted.
However, as Duncan and his partner, Doug Cullen, dig more
into Becca's background, they find an even more compelling
motive that a very shocking source would have for wanting
Becca's mouth closed forever.
In a side plot, Gemma has enlisted the help of her friend
and fellow cop, Melody, to do some digging for her regarding
Becca. The information discovered by Melody leads the women
in a completely different direction from that of Duncan and
Doug. But how does everything tie in together as a motive
There are many twists and turns in NO MARK UPON HER and
you'll be caught up in all of them from the very first page!
It's almost impossible to put this book down once you've
started reading it because of the constant pull it will keep
on you to find out what happens next. Ms. Crombie has
crafted characters that are so real that you just HAVE to
care about them. I felt very drawn into the book as if I
were a part of it. That's one of the signs of a great book!
Treat yourself to NO MARK UPON HER. It will turn you into a
fan of Ms. Crombie's, too.
New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie makes her
mark with this absorbing, finely hued tale of suspense—a
deeply atmospheric and twisting mystery full of deadly
secrets, salacious lies, and unexpected betrayals involving
the mysterious drowning of a Met detective—an accomplished
rower—on the Thames.
When a K9 search-and-rescue team discovers a woman's body
tangled up with debris in the river, Scotland Yard
superintendent Duncan Kincaid finds himself heading an
investigation fraught with complications. The victim,
Rebecca Meredith, was a talented but difficult woman with
many admirers—and just as many enemies. An Olympic contender
on the verge of a controversial comeback, she was also a
high-ranking detective with the Met—a fact that raises a
host of political and ethical issues in an already sensitive
To further complicate the situation, a separate
investigation, led by Detective Inspector Gemma James,
Kincaid's wife, soon reveals a disturbing—and possibly
related—series of crimes, widening the field of suspects.
But when someone tries to kill the search-and-rescue team
member who found Rebecca's body, the case becomes even more
complex and dangerous, involving powerful interests with
tentacles that reach deep into the heart of the Met itself.
Surrounded by enemies with friendly faces, pressured to find
answers quickly while protecting the Yard at all costs, his
career and reputation on the line, Kincaid must race to
catch the killer before more innocent lives are
lost—including his own.