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She knelt down by the side of the first girl. She had to force herself to breathe as she lifted the soft white cloth covering the girl’s beautiful face....

When the body of a woman is found hanging from a tree in her front garden, rookie Detective Morgan Brookes is first on the scene. But Olivia Potter is past saving. And when her husband and daughters cannot be traced, Morgan knows there is more to this tragedy. And then she finds them. Lying huddled together in the dark basement, each of their faces covered with a small cotton cloth, their bodies cold to the touch. 

But as Morgan kneels beside the family, she realizes that one of the girls is still breathing. As she holds Bronte’s fragile hand in hers, begging her to hold on, she vows to find out who has done this. 

Every day Morgan wakes at 4.25 a.m., her old insomnia now mixed with a new fixation on the case. But every clue about the murdered family leads to a dead end. Until, trawling through old files, she discovers a link to a cold case from years ago. Another family was murdered in this house, and the killer was never caught. 

When Morgan returns to the scene of the crime to discover more about this forgotten case, she finds another body. With Bronte still unconscious in hospital, Morgan must act fast to solve this case and lay two families to rest, before the killer returns for the girl left alive....

©2020 Helen Phifer (P)2020 Bookouture

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Excelent

Really enjoyed this 1st book bit miffed have to wait for December 10th, but that is Kindle I do hope it goes straight to Audible too. Recommend this book well written and the narrator is just right for this book.

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WOWZERS

Oh my what an absolutely brilliant book .. I love Helen’s books and with Alison Campbell on Narration it’s a winner all the way I love the characters of Megan , Ben and Amy and what a twist . Best thing about this book aswell is the title where it says book1 .. I am very excited to get to listen to book 2 and many many many more books after that I’m this new Detective series Well done to all involved

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Utter rubbish

This is the only book in the 6 titles I buy on average a month from audible. Completely awful story line whining female (Morgan) and equally useless DS.... save your money if you are an avid crime/thriller reader. Got to chapter 19 and gave up!

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Sunday afternoon mystery for Hallmark channel

Probably good for teenagers, as 'light' and with a little romance on the side. Cannot be considered for serious mystery or crime readers! I managed to finish it but I was determined.

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  • lisa
  • 10-10-20

Great characters

Really enjoyed the banter and development of the characters! Excited for the second book. Not very procedural but somewhat.

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  • Reggie
  • 25-11-20

Good start to the series

On her first day alone on patrol, PC Morgan Brookes is first on the scene of an apparent suicide by hanging. While the experienced DI is ready to sign off on the victim, Morgan isn’t so sure. There’s more to the story of a wealthy woman taking her own life. When Morgan returns to the scene the following day and locates the rest of the family in the basement, the murders are eerily similar to a decades old case...at the same house. Except, in this case, one of the daughters is alive, barely but alive. Good story with this rookie being thrust into the Criminal Division to make up numbers but her investigative acumen is astounding. Enjoyable sub-story of Morgan’s relationships with her father and the DI. Looking forward to the next book.

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  • 13-11-20

too easy

I did like the stories the bad part is I figured out who the murderer was at least 10 chapters before I got to the end I was kind of disappointed that I figured it all out would have been better to be surprised