A year on from the mysterious disappearance of Jenny Bercival, DI Wesley Peterson is called in when the body of a strangled woman is found. The discovery mars the festivities of the Palkin Festival, held each year to celebrate the life of John Palkin, a 14th-century mayor of Tradmouth who made his fortune from trade and piracy.
Could there be a link between the two women? And is there a connection to a fantasy website called Shipworld, which features Palkin as a supernatural hero with a sinister faceless nemesis called the Shroud Maker?
When archaeologist Neil Watson makes a grim discovery on the site of Palkin's warehouse, it looks as if history might have inspired the killer....
©2014 Kate Ellis (P)2014 Soundings
I enjoyed this book but at times the author seemed to lose his hold on you and I felt myself waving but knew if I kept on he would get back on track. Having said that I said enjoy it.
Conjured up and era.
Liked most of it. Difficult to say.
Think voices could have been different. Sometimes hard to differentiate between female characters.
Yes and I did.
I am of a certain age and I feel that this book can relate to those strange times in social history when certain things were not acceptable. Slightly different from Rendall's usual form but I enjoyed it. Felt she captured the era so correctly and the characters were well drawn but perhaps not for a younger audience.
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