Julia at http://www.juliasplace.org.uk gave us a phrase this week … then in the middle of the noise …
Julia, really sorry, I had a nightmare entering the Linky, please delete those that don’t work.
Anyway, here’s my suggestion:
It was an old file. Not so much a cold case as deep-frozen. One that countless officers before me had leafed through and dismissed as unsolvable.
I’ve no idea what drew me to it. But I read the first page and … the buzz of the police station joined the pounding of my heart and rushing in my ears. A perfect storm of internal and external sound. Then, in the middle of the noise came a moment of absolute clarity. I knew who the killer was. I swallowed hard and found my voice, firm and sure.
“Boss? You’d better re-arrest my Dad. Again.”