Thriller set in and around Johannesburg tracks a killer, or killers

03 March 2020 - 11:33
'Three Bodies' is NR Brodie's second novel featuring Reshma Patel and Ian Jack.
'Three Bodies' is NR Brodie's second novel featuring Reshma Patel and Ian Jack.
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Reshma Patel and Ian Jack are back

The first body was found in Hartbeespoort Dam. An unidentified woman, presumably drowned, washed up on the banks of an exclusive golf estate.

Next came the discovery of a grisly crime scene deep underground in Johannesburg, somehow connected to a second woman found dead in the Jukskei River where it runs through Alexandra.

When the body of a third woman is pulled out of the Vaal River, south of Joburg, Captain Reshma Patel starts to wonder if a serial killer is at work – or if the mutilated corpses have anything to do with the spate of cash-in-transit heists she’s busy investigating.

When a fourth woman goes missing, Reshma and her partner, former police officer Ian Jack, have to figure out who is behind the killings, and stop them before they can strike again.

NR BRODIE is a veteran journalist and best-selling author of six books. She holds a PhD in journalism from the University of the Witwatersrand, and specialises in the research of violent crime and femicide in South Africa. Three Bodies is her second novel featuring the duo of Reshma Patel and Ian Jack.