In The Spotlight: Rachel Abbott’s Only the Innocent

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Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. Some police cases are quite straightforward. A ‘bad guy’ commits a crime, the police investigate the case, and the culprit is caught. Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that, but that’s the basic underlying plot. But not all cases are like that. Some crimes and investigations are morally ambivalent. And in some novels, it’s hard to tell what the right thing is to do. That’s the sort of novel Rachel Abbott’s Only the Innocent is, so let’s turn the spotlight on that novel today.

The novel begins as Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Tom Douglas and his assistant, Sergeant Becky Robinson, are called to the scene of a murder. Wealthy and well-known philanthropist Hugo Fletcher has been murdered. It’s obvious from the scene of the crime that he was killed during a sexual encounter, so, of course, the…

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