Rachel Gemma Sparkle is a 25-year-old medical student whose life is dominated by solving the murder of her friend, Maia Smyth. Maia was suffocated in 2011 and the killer was never brought to justice.
She is a Portuguese Christian. She is currently at college. studying medicine.
Physically, Rachel is slightly overweight but otherwise in good shape. She is short with walnut skin, grey hair and green eyes.
She grew up in a working class neighbourhood. Her mother left when she was young, leaving her with her father, who was a drunk.
She is currently single. Her most recent romance was with a carpenter called Wyatt Joel Byrne, who was the same age as her. They broke up because Wyatt couldn’t deal with Rachel’s obsession with Maia’s death.
Rachel’s best friend is a medical student called Rosa Simpson. They are inseparable. She also hangs around with a medical student called Tyreece Edwards. They enjoy interviewing suspects together.