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

When builders converting Chadleigh Hall, a former school, into a luxury hotel discover a skeleton in a sealed room, DI Wesley Peterson is called in to investigate.

Soon Wesley has a second suspicious death on their hands: a team of marine archaeologists working on a nearby shipwreck off the Devon coast have dragged a woman’s body from the sea.

As Wesley investigates Chadleigh Hall’s past and the woman’s violent death, both trails lead in surprising directions. Matters are further complicated when a man wanted for murder in London appears on the scene – a man who may know more about the case than he admits . . .

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