THE GREENWAY (Suspense/Police Procedural-England-Cont) – G+
Adams, Jane – 1st book
Macmillan, 1995- UK Hardcover
Cassie Maltham's cousin disappeared while they were taking a short-cut home through the Greenway, an ancient passageway in Norfolk. Cassie couldn't remember what had happened, but has suffered from depression and nightmares ever since. Now, 20 years later, Cassie has returned to Norfolk trying to let go of the past. But when another young girl disappears, it draws Cassie back into her nightmares. Detective Inspector Mike Croft, through the urging of Sargeant Bill Enfield, elicits the help of John Tynan, the retired detective who investigated the disappearance of Cassie's cousin.
Ms. Adams has written a haunting, yet very human book about guilt and loss. Cassie suffers survivor's guilt; why did her cousin disappear rather than she. Croft knows the anguish of losing a child, although his son had been killed in a hit-and-run. The story was absorbing with good twists along the way and touches of the supernatural. I shall definitely read more of Ms. Adam's work.