A totally gripping mystery thriller inspired by a true story: an innocent young girl holds the key to unlocking a long-buried crime. Perfect for fans of Gregg Olsen, Catherine Ryan Howard and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. Pulse-pounding, heart-wrenching and unforgettable.
Manchester, England 1965: Little Kathy Openshaw is waiting in the car with only her toy doll for company. Whilst her mother Connie visits close friends Myra and Ian, Kathy gazes out at the surrounding moorland and dreams of a happier life.
But when Connie returns to the car, Kathy has vanished. Instantly she thinks of the news reports of the children who have gone missing from the area. Parents everywhere are worried sick. Connie is struck with terror: what kind of mother leaves their child alone when a kidnapper is on the loose?
Black Fell Farm, Saddleworth Moor: no one has visited Ronald’s farm in decades. But when a young couple start acting suspiciously on his land and a mysterious visitor arrives on his doorstep, Ronald feels instantly threatened. He doesn’t want any unwanted attention directed towards his farm.
For on the wild and desolate moorland, Ronald has buried his own dark crime for years and if his secret is ever exposed, it will be more than just his life at stake…
Completely addictive and inspired by the true crime story of the Moors murders, this stunning mystery will keep you reading long into the night.
Praise for Rebecca Griffiths:
‘Can I give this more than 5 stars? WOW, WOW, WOW. I absolutely loved this book. It completely blew my mind… I have not been able to stop thinking about it… I devoured this in one sitting… Magnificent.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this book… it kept me on the edge of my seat… stunning!’ Mychestnutreadingtree, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I absolutely loved this… sucked me in from the beginning and didn’t let go until I finished! Absolutely unputdownable… you won't want to miss this!’ @oh.happy.reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Will keep you on your toes and on the edge of your seat… gave me goosebumps.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘OMG what a reading this was, right from the very start it gave me everything that I love in a historical thriller… will make you stay in your seat just to read.’ Spooky's Maze of Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐