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Summary

Family. Secrets. Murder. 

Newly promoted DI Kate Fletcher has reluctantly returned to her hometown after a 20 year absence and a recent divorce. The discovery of a child’s body near the estate where Kate grew up has her rushing back to Thorpe - a place of bad memories and closed mouths. 

As her team investigate the murder, they keep hitting dead ends. The community is reluctant to reopen old wounds and retell old stories. But Kate’s history refuses to stay buried. Then another child disappears.... Can Kate solve the case and right the wrongs from her past?

©2017 Heleyne Hammersley (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Disappointing

The narrator was the first hurdle with this one, the narrative was very stop/start , emotionless, not exactly monotone but Ms Cass does not seem know to how or where to emphasise.

The second hurdle is the story itself, it sounded good, it should have been good, but the end reveal, just sad and unbelievable (I don't often say that but in this case it's true) children murdered (no abuse involved) for the sins of distant relatives and perceived sins of not so distant relatives, it was all rather ridiculous but it SHOULD have been a good story if only Ms Hammersley had concocted a better reason for the killings.

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Didn't draw me in.

Enough book about the abuse of young children very sad. No sure about the narrative. suppose I got used to it

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  • 16-05-18

Boring

This story drags on and on. I quit listening half way through the book. Boring.

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  • 08-03-20

Dark story with realistic language (foul)

Well done police procedural, dark themes, foul language, gritty, lies, wallowing in evils of dark side of society.