Blog Tour: Final Verdict, Sally Rigby

Book Review: Final VerdictA Cavendish & Walker Novel Book 6, Sally Rigby


Final Verdict, A Cavendish & Walker Novel Book 6, Sally Rigby

Mystery: Final VerdictA Cavendish & Walker Novel Book 6, Sally Rigby



Sometimes you find a book in the middle of a series that makes you wonder what you have been doing with your reading all these years. Final Verdict is one of those books. Sally Rigby has written several books featuring DCI Whitney Walker and forensic pathologist Georgina (George) Cavendish. If the others are as brilliant as this one, then I have been missing out on a very special series.


A lawyer from a prominent firm in town is found dead at his desk. At first it appears to be a heart attack, but the autopsy finds an injection site. Toxicology shows he was injected with potassium chloride, the drug used in American executions. At first, no one can believe the man would be a target. A family man with an apparently spotless reputation, Walker and Cavendish do not have any leads to start with.


Both of them also are dealing with intense personal issues. DCI Walker’s mother has dementia and is in a care home. When the carers find a lump on her mother’s breast, Walker’s thoughts immediately turn to cancer. Cavendish is surprised and dismayed when her boyfriend proposes. As both of them wrestle with their personal concerns, another victim dies.


Rigby has set up a terrific mystery with characters who are challenged and challenging. Both Cavendish and Walker can be abrupt, difficult, petty, and self-centered. They can also be caring, principled, and compassionate. Both are highly intelligent, carry a deep respect for the talents and education of the other, and are wholeheartedly committed to finding the culprit and solving the crimes.


Rigby pulls off a delicate balancing act with panache. Without losing the plot of the mystery she incorporates the personal concerns and the relational dynamics that affect Cavendish and Walker. A taut story with multiple layers, I hope that Final Verdict is not the final Sally Rigby book I read. Final Verdict banner V2

Our thanks to Emma Welton of Damp Pebbles Blog Tours and author Sally Rigby for our copy of this book, given solely in exchange for an honest review. The opinions as always are those of Scintilla.Info.


Sally Rigby was born in Northampton, in the UK. She has always had the travel bug, and after living in both Manchester and London, eventually moved overseas. From 2001 she has lived with her family in New Zealand, which she considers to be the most beautiful place in the world. During this time she also lived for five years in Australia. Sally has always loved crime fiction books, films and TV programmes, and has a particular fascination with the psychology of serial killers. Sally loves to hear from her readers, so do feel free to get in touch via her website


Final Verdict, A Cavendish & Walker Novel Book 6, Sally Rigby

Book Review: Final VerdictA Cavendish & Walker Novel Book 6, Sally Rigby

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