Today I’m excited to be part of the blog tour for The Angel by Katerina Diamond! It looks like a fantastic read so enjoy the following extract and make sure to add it to your Goodreads ‘TBR list’ – I know I have!
Title: The Angel
Author: Katerina Diamond
Publisher: Avon Books
THE TRUTH WON’T STAY LOCKED UP FOREVER.
When a burned body is found in a disused signal box, suspicion falls on lonely teenager Gabriel Webb. There’s no doubt he was at the scene of the crime, but does he really deserve what awaits him in prison?
DS Imogen Grey is certain there’s more to the case than meets the eye. But while she struggles to convince those around her of the truth, her partner DS Adrian Miles is distracted by his own demons.
When a brutal double murder is reported, their investigation is stopped in its tracks. Is the body in the box even who they thought it was? The duo realise Gabriel might have been locked up for a crime he didn’t commit. But with enemies watching Gabriel’s every move, they may be too late.
Extract Ten from Chapter Three, pp 33-34
‘Why did you start the fire?’ Imogen asked.
‘It was cold. The rain was pelting down; I didn’t know it was going to rain so I wasn’t wearing a coat.’ He paused, obviously trying to think of how to word his answers. ‘One of the girls was cold. It was a metal bin and the fire didn’t even last very long.’
‘That was it. We left and went to the club to see the band.’
Adrian looked briefly at Imogen, who looked every bit as sombre as he felt.
‘Unfortunately, arson is a pretty big deal, Gabriel,’ Adrian said.
‘Arson? No, it wasn’t that. I wouldn’t do that.’
‘That’s for the judge to decide.’
‘Judge? What do you mean? Are you charging me with arson? It was an accident.’
Imogen sighed audibly, exhaling and then holding her breath again.
‘There’s something else, I’m afraid,’ she said.
‘If you call my parents they can pay for the damage.’
‘I’m afraid it’s more complicated than that.’ Adrian paused and looked at Imogen. ‘There was a body found in the signal box,’ he said.
The force of Adrian’s words knocked the colour out of Gabriel’s face. ‘What?’
‘There was someone in the room below when the building caught fire. There’s every likelihood it was a homeless man, but we don’t know for sure at this point until there’s been a thorough examination of both the site and the body.’
‘No . . . it was just us,’ he said faintly, his chest heaving.
‘Are you all right?’ Imogen asked. Gabriel was shaking; he looked as though he was going to throw up.
The Angel is out now in paperback, EBook and audio formats – buy on Amazon here!
About the Author
Katerina Diamond lives on the east Kent Coast with her son and daughter.
Born in Weston-super-Mare, she has lived in various places since including Greece, Cyprus, Derby, East London and Exeter.
Her first novel reached number six in the Sunday Times Bestseller chart.
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