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Summary

From the acclaimed author of Hell Bay.

The island of Tresco holds a dark secret.

Someone will kill to protect it.

Ben Kittohas become the Scilly Isles’ Deputy Chief of Police. As the island’s lazy summer takes hold, he finds himself missing the excitement of the murder squad in London. But when the body of professional diver Jude Trellon is discovered anchored to the rocks of a nearby cave, his investigative skills are once again needed.

At first it appears that the young woman’s death was a tragic accident, but when evidence is found that suggests otherwise, the islanders close ranks. With even those closest to the victim refusing to talk, it seems that plenty of people might have had reason to harm her. As the islanders remain guarded, Ben Kitto suspects a killer is on the loose in Tresco.

Everyone is a suspect.

Nobody is safe.

©2019 Kate Rhodes (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

Praise for Kate Rhodes: "Kate Rhodes directs her cast of suspects with consummate skill, keeping us guessing right to the heartbreaking end. I'm a fan." (Louise Candlish)

"A pacy psychological thriller." (Laura Wilson, Guardian

"The pace never slackens from the first page to the last." (Rachel Abbott, author of Only the Innocent)

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Excellent!

This author is new to me and I look forward to reading, or listening to, more of her work. This is a really enjoyable book. I found the story totally absorbing, useful as it made a long haul flight fly by (it really did, but I acknowledge the terrible pun). The quality if the writing is excellent, with well drawn, interesting characters. It also painted an evocative picture of the Scilly Isles. I look forward to listening to the next one in the series.

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Great, suspence, kept you guessing to the end, brilliant, book, a must to read ,

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Brilliant!

Stephen Perring makes this brilliant story come alive. You don't notice the hours passing by as he takes you on the journey of Kate Rhodes' second instalment. The story is exciting and yet again Stephen brings the characters and setting alive as if you were walking each footstep of Ben Kitto in his search for the murderer. As in the first book, the final reveal is a total suprise which only adds to the enjoyment.
Book 3 here I come!

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another excellent mystery

another well read mystery worthy of anyones time. twist and turns with known characters. perfect

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great narration

this book kept me interested until the end, I really enjoyed it and want to keep listening to this series

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Superb

I'm so glad that I found this author, I have enjoyed books 1 and 2 of this series. Good story line, excellent narration and well developed characters.
I'm off to buy number 3!

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Felt like you were there on the island

Great characters and vivid description of island life. Kept you guessing till the very end.

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loved it

I am normally very clever and work out who the culprit is. but this time. I had no idea. brilliant book

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Love her books and his voice

You are transported to the islands and feel relaxed and in awe. Kate Rhodes tells a great atory

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Easy listening, well written and well performed, you can almost feel yourself in the Islands and the characters are developing nicely No 3 in ready to go.

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