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Summary

Snow, secrets, an icy lady of the manor, a vile villain, open fires, and hidden love.

A frosty December, Bethan Griffiths has returned home for Christmas to unwrap secrets. It's the 1970s and she is back in the village of Foel in the Welsh hills to raise her daughter. They arrive to the open arms of her family and the community, but not all is what it seems, and Beth isn't home for the reason she pretends, either.

Vicious notes start appearing that reveal harsh truths about the village inhabitants, stirring up ancient pasts, old loves, and the dead. Not even local dignitary, the elegant and aloof Lady Melling who hides in her manor house, is safe from the accusations.

But when Beth receives her notes, they aren't what she expected. Is she being toyed with like the other villagers, or is she being guided to a long-sought truth?

The Tell Tale has been watching and waiting, because there's something queer about the village of Foel.

©2021 Clare Ashton (P)2022 Tantor

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Brilliant.

I loved the written words when I read them. The characters so well drawn and I was rooting for Beth, Sophie and as it turned out Elin all the way through. Narration was splendid, I could listen all day. If CA catches this can I have an audiobook of Poppy Jenkins and The Goodmans. Please.

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Am giving up and going to Kindle version

I love Clare’s books but I’m going to read this one on Kindle as I just can’t cope with the narration - it’s seriously disturbing my listening ☹️☹️☹️- such a shame as I was looking forward to this new book

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Exceptional!

Wonderful writing, fantastic story combined with terrific narration makes for an exceptional listen. I was impressed!

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  • 05-04-22

Wonderful story!

The characters were amazing and the writing was fabulous. The performance by the narrator was also very good. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a little bit of mystery and a little bit of romance.

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  • 22-03-22

Excellent

Excellent story telling and suspense. So, so good! Clare Ashton is a phenomenal writer. I was completely absorbed and the narrator pulled me in further. It was as though I was watching rather than listening. Highly recommended!!!