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‘A beguiling author who interweaves past and present’ The Times

DI Wesley Peterson has never witnessed such a bizarre crime scene. A man has been brutally murdered by two precise wounds to his neck and his body drained of blood.

It seems that the victim was not a popular man in the Devon area and Wesley doesn’t have a shortage of suspects. But then two more victims are found killed in an identical fashion.

As if Wesley didn’t have enough to investigate, Wesley’s friend, archaeologist Neil Watson, begins to receive disturbing anonymous letters about macabre events at a medieval abbey. The gory details bare resemblance to the recent deaths and Neil fears they are being sent by the killer.

Wesley and Neil are forced to face shocking revelations as they come face to face with a murderer scarred by past sins.

Whether you’ve read the whole series, or are discovering Kate Ellis’s DI Wesley Peterson novels for the first time, this is the perfect page-turner if you love reading Elly Griffiths and Ann Cleeves.

PRAISE FOR KATE ELLIS:

I loved this novel . . . a powerful story of loss, malice and deceptionAnn Cleeves

‘Haunting’ Independent

‘Unputdownable’ Bookseller

‘The chilling plot will keep you spooked and thrilled to the end’ Closer

‘A gripping read’ Best

‘A fine storyteller, weaving the past and present in a way that makes you want to read on’ Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Reviews

A beguiling author who interweaves past and present
The Times
A gripping read
Best Magazine
Traditional detective fiction with a historical twist - fans will love it
Scotland on Sunday
Skilfully weaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative
Gerald Kaufman, The Scotsman
Star author. Unputdownable
Bookseller
Skilfully weaves crimes of past and present into a seamless narrative
Gerald Kaufman, The Scotsman
A gripping read
Best Magazine
A beguiling author who interweaves past and present
The Times
Traditional detective fiction with a historical twist - fans will love it
Scotland on Sunday
Star author. Unputdownable
Bookseller