RHYTHM OF REVENGE
Christine Spindler's introduction of British Inspector Terry is well done.
The Rhythm of Revenge is a smooth read. The conversation and atmosphere will fascinate you through the first seventy pages. Then the mystery will hold you in place until it's solved and lives go on. The dancing troupe at The Caesar is putting on a show, "The Taming of the Shoe." In working together, their lives have become dangerously intermingled. Jessica is obsessed with dancing; her husband and ex-lover are obsessed with her. Alan is divorced and free to live the unusual life style he prefers. Eileen, his ex-wife is crippled by a fire another member could have prevented, and there's Susan who has yet to find out the secrets everyone else knows. The investigators, Inspector Terry and Detective Sergeant Blockley, are brought in when Roger, Jessica's husband, tells the police she is missing. This is definitely one of those stories that remind us, you can't trust anyone.
Christine Spindler's introduction of Inspector Terry to the mystery genre seemed low-keyed to me, and that's a good thing. She gives us just enough knowledge about DI Terry, his work, and his private life without it overwhelming the mystery; in fact it blends in quite well. Again, the atmosphere is great. The characters are splendid; they are beyond a doubt as realistic as characters can get with their passions, obsessions and faults. A great debut!