Shallow Waters – Rebecca Bradley (DI Hannah Robbins #1)


To be published 22/12/14

When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events.

Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team on the Nottingham City division Major Crimes Unit, to their limits, and across county borders. In a race against the clock they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths.

But it doesn’t stop there. When catching a killer isn’t enough, just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl?

My thoughts

‘Shallow Waters’ is the debut crime novel by Rebecca Bradley.

The plot follows Detective Inspector Hannah Robbins and her team as they hunt for a child killer. A teenage girl is found dead in a grotty Nottingham alley way. Identifying her is not an easy process. When a further young girl is found murdered with identical markings, the race is on to catch a killer before he strikes again.

I love police procedurals, where you really get to know the characters and feel a part of the investigation. As we follow Hannah in her love life and at work with her team, I was increasingly drawn to her and intrigued. I approve of the way the back story with her family was hinted at. There is so much potential there. I was itching to know more. The members of her team that stood out for me were Evie, the researcher and Sally.

This was an exciting gritty and very absorbing read. I enjoyed every moment!


A big thank you to Rebecca Bradley for providing me with a review copy.


About Northern Crime

Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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2 Responses to Shallow Waters – Rebecca Bradley (DI Hannah Robbins #1)

  1. crimeworm says:

    I am looking forward to getting stuck into this! Sounds great!

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