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‘A modern master’
Guardian

Ben Cooper and his team from Derbyshire Constabulary’s E Division return in this gripping new page-turner from the master of the genre.

For the Peak District hamlet of Shawhead, there’s only one road in and one road out. Its handful of residents are accustomed to being cut off from the world by snow or floods. But when a lorry delivering animal feed is found jammed in the narrow lane, with no sign of the driver except for a blood-stained cab, it’s the beginning of something much more sinister…

‘Booth skilfully portrays a stunning landscape with a dark heart that conceals secrets, vendettas and revenge’
Daily Mail

‘Makes high summer as terrifying as midwinter’
Val McDermid

‘A first rate mystery
Sunday Telegraph

‘Ingenious Plotting and richly atmospheric’
Reginald Hill

Reviews

Top notch crime writing with an irresistible sense of place
Lancashire Evening Post